'It's Really Heartbreaking': Dana Perino, Brit Hume Remember George H.W. Bush
Bush, who served as the 41st president of the United States, passed away at the age of 94 Friday night.
Perino, press secretary under President George W. Bush, said the biggest honor of her life is being able to say she knew the 41st president.
"You really felt like he did know you," she said. "It's really heartbreaking."
President Bush 41 - wore many hats during his 94 years - college baseball player, fighter pilot, congressman, ambassador, CIA director, VP, President, husband, dad, granddad & great-grandad. His final role - angel. May he Rest In Peace, reunited with all those he loved in life.
— Dana Perino (@DanaPerino) December 1, 2018
Perino added that George H.W. Bush "accepted the call" no matter what.
"He was at the RNC, he was at the CIA, he was at the United Nations, he was vice president, he was president," she said. "And, I would argue, set the best example for how to conduct yourself in the post-presidency."
Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume also joined “Fox & Friends” Saturday to reflect on George H.W. Bush's life.
"The word that comes to mind when I think of him is 'character’," he said. "This was an extraordinarily gracious man who was humble in victory and similarly humble in defeat."
Hume said that even as kind as Bush was "he had steel in him."
He said that when it comes to party politics, Bush's legacy in Washington was that he was never bitter.
This note to incoming president Clinton, the man who defeated him, tells all you need to know about what sort of man he was. pic.twitter.com/uxfaK4Sqqy
— Brit Hume (@brithume) December 1, 2018
"He was sharp, and he made a lot of friends across the aisle," Hume said. "He played rough when he had to but he was never a bitter partisan."
Watch Perino on Fox & Friends above, and hear Hume's comments below.