Published: Sat, December 08, 2018
Markets | By Otis Pena

President Bush to lie in state Monday through Wednesday

President Bush to lie in state Monday through Wednesday

The Queen also visited him in the United States in 1991 - the trip that led to "Podiumgate" - when all that could be seen of the Queen above the lectern when she was delivering an address on the White House lawn was her hat.

"NASA and the nation mourn the passing of President George Herbert Walker Bush, a leader who was a passionate advocate for space exploration".

The proclamation hails Bush as "one of America's greatest points of light", a reference to one of the former leader's signature phrases about the impact of American civic culture.

President Trump, who is in Buenos Aires for a Group of 20 summit, had planned to hold a news conference to tout the accomplishments of the meeting, but postponed the conference until he returns to the States.

The Associated Press imparts a similar story about how Bush received his nickname but reveals that he didn't like being called it.

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Bush served as president from 1989-1993, entering office during a period of global upheaval.

Trump, who upended the GOP establishment with his insurgent presidential campaign, has had a fractious relationship with the Bush family over the years.

A World War II veteran, President Bush's service to the nation spanned decades and across numerous roles from serving as a member of Congress, Ambassador to the United Nations, and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. 'Thousand points of light?' I never got that one.

"George HW Bush's life is a testament to the notion that public service is a noble, joyous calling". "And, I would argue, set the best example for how to conduct yourself in the post-presidency". Would be the same old thing (remember "read my lips, no more taxes"). "We are grateful for his commitment to patriotism and public service".

President Trump, in typically Trumpian fashion, shared both a formal prepared statement and an off-the-cuff tweet on the subject, lauding Bush's "long, successful and lovely life" (?) in the latter.

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