Trump, Obama, Macron pay tribute to late ex- US President, George Bush

Hannah Rogers
December 7, 2018

In other areas of foreign policy, President Bush sent American troops into Panama to overthrow the corrupt regime of General Manuel Noriega, who was threatening the security of the canal and the Americans living there.

Clinton added that Bush never stopped serving even after leaving office, working on tsunami relief in Asia and within the USA after Hurricane Katrina. He also navigated the United States through the end of the Cold War, with the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Soviet Union, and the reunification of Germany.

Meanwhile, President Macron Emmanuel of France has described Mr Bush as a world leader, who strongly supported the European alliance.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said the state joins the nation in mourning "the passing of one of our greatest Presidents".

The Russian president noted that as head of the USA during one of the most important stages of world history, George HW Bush "has expressed political wisdom and foresight, strove to make informed decisions even in the most hard situations".

The Trumps add that Bush remained humble despite his accomplishments, "following the quiet call to service that gave him a clear sense of direction".

In a statement, Baker said that in each position, Bush "led with strength, integrity, compassion and humility - characteristics that define a truly great man and effective leader". "His passion was a deep love of family and our country".

"George H.W. Bush will be missed and long remembered for his leadership, his decency & his essential kindness", O'Rourke wrote.

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At a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Argentina, Abe praised May for reaching a deal with the EU. He said: "I will sit there through most of it and I am hoping to speak on Thursday".

Mulroney, whose nine years in power overlapped with Bush's four, said the last time he saw his friend was in late September, when he was in Kennebunkport, Maine, to accept the George Bush Award for Excellence in Public Service.

"Expanding America's promise to new immigrants and people with disabilities".

He leaves behind a legacy of public service matched by few in American history. As President, Bush oversaw an global coalition to force Iraqi troops out of Kuwait in what was known as Operation Desert Storm.

Family spokesman Jim McGrath says Bush died shortly after 10 p.m. Friday, about eight months after the death of his wife, Barbara Bush.

George HW Bush, the American president who was in charge at the end of the Cold War, has died aged 94.

George W Bush, his son served as the 43rd president of the United States, issued a statement in which he said he and his siblings "are saddened to announce that after 94 remarkable years, our dear Dad has died".

Tributes quickly poured in for the 41st U.S. president, a decorated war pilot and onetime Central Intelligence Agency chief who also saw his son George follow in his footsteps to the Oval Office. The Republican was defeated in his bid for a second term by Democrat Bill Clinton.

Only one other US president, John Adams, had a son who also became president.

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