President Bush to lie in state Monday through Wednesday

From the Middle East to Europe leaders praised Bush for his political abilities. Officials lauded his dedication to reuniting a post Cold W

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He will also designate Wednesday as a national day of mourning. He said in a statement that Bush's service to the nation "demonstrated how we as a people can draw on our humility, diversity and devotion to our country to meet every challenge with fortitude and confidence". "We salute this great American leader, who challenged us to chart a course for the future to benefit all humanity".

But Bush didn't like to brag, according to Chris Buckley, who was a speechwriter for Bush.

President George H.W. Bush, who served as president from 1989 to 1993, died Friday night at 94.

Estonian Embassy to the United States: "The role of President George H.W. Bush in restoring Estonia's independence can not be underestimated. As president, he set the stage for the decades of prosperity that have followed".

When the monarch visited George Bush Snr's son George W Bush in 2007 Washington during his presidential term, she was reunited with the former American leader at a return dinner she hosted at the ambassador's residence.

"President Bush exemplified a lifetime of service to America as a World War Two combat pilot and during his tenure in public service".

"It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of one of America's greatest points of light", Trump said in a statement.

The president will be honored with a state funeral on Wednesday.

While Mr Trump spoke graciously of Mr Bush, he has not always been so kind to the former president or his family.

"George HW Bush's life is a testament to the notion that public service is a noble, joyous calling".

President Trump, in typically Trumpian fashion, shared both a formal prepared statement and an off-the-cuff tweet on the subject, lauding Bush's "long, successful and attractive life" (?) in the latter. But he made clear what he thought of Trump.

"He was, in fact, the first American President that I was privileged to meet".

"I don't know much about him, but I know he's a blowhard", Bush added.

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