Singer Lee Greenwood appeared on “Fox & Friends” Monday to share his memories of the late President George H.W. Bush and said he was a “very warm” and genuine human being.
“My wife and I, Kim, had the chance to visit with him at Kennebunkport. And we had some business that took us kind of east. You don’t just fall into Maine. You have to go there. And so they allowed us in the compound. I had a moment to sit at the piano and play him a song or two. And I did actually play a little version of God bless the U.S.A.,” Greenwood said.
“He would sing along with me as I know he’s done with other people, particularly before his death. And it was a very warm … They called all the Secret Service people in to sit behind us and kind of listen as well. He was genuinely interested to talk to me and just kind of relive some of the moments we’d had in the past.”
Greenwood described Bush Sr. as having a “genuine heart and said he was always in tune with the American people. (RELATED: President George H.W. Bush Passes Away At 94)
“He had a genuine heart about giving to other people. I remember one time we were on the campaign trail in a motorcade and I’m sitting next to the window and he’s on my left. And as we’re leaving most of the crowd, there was one man standing on the curb. He leaned across me as we opened the window and waived at him and the man waved back,” he recalled. “And he said ‘that’s how you win an election, one person at a time.’ And that’s the way he dealt with you. It was one person at a time.”
“And genuinely the case when you would meet him on any occasion, he would kind of give you a big hug like he was a member of the family. And it made you feel like you were a member of his family,” Greenwood concluded.
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