President Donald Trump opened his Wednesday press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe by paying tribute to the late First Lady Barbara Bush.
“For decades Barbara was a titan in American life,” Trump stated. “Her presence and character were engraved into America’s identity.
“Her strength and toughness really embodied the spirit of our country and her warmth and devotion earned the admiration of an entire nation and indeed the entire world,” he explained. “She was a tireless champion for literacy. She was a fierce advocate for the American family, and she was a woman of proud patriotism and profound faith. Our hearts are saddened by her passing, but our spirits are lifted by the memories of her goodness and her grace.”
“Melania and I send our prayers to Barbara’s husband of 73 years,” POTUS continued. “I’ll never beat that record, President George H.W. Bush.”
Trump also extended his condolences to “Jeb and Neil and Marvin, Dorothy, and former president George W. Bush and to their many wonderful grand children and great grand children.”