'He Held Her Hand All Day': George H.W. Bush by Barbara Bush's Side When She Passed
Former First Lady Barbara Bush passed away on Tuesday at the age of 92, leaving behind her husband of 73 years, former President George H.W. Bush.
Jean Becker, chief of staff at the Office of George H.W. Bush, said in a statement that the 41st president held his wife's hand all day and was by her side when she passed.
Jean Becker, chief of staff at the Office of George H. W. Bush, gave this update on the 41st President of the United States. pic.twitter.com/pjOKi3szVc
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“He held her hand all day today and was at her side when [she] left this good earth,” the statement read. “Obviously, this is a very challenging time. But it will not surprise all of you who know and love him, that he also is being stoic and strong, and is being lifted up by his large and supportive family."
On "America's Newsroom," Brit Hume recalled that every time he saw George H. W. Bush and Barbara Bush, they were holding hands.
"The closeness of that relationship was something to behold," Hume said. "It was a marriage I think that set an example for the country: old-fashioned values, older people committed to one another for a very long period of time, with an exceptional family around them."