Schwarzenegger pays glowing tribute to George H.W. Bush

Schwarzenegger pays glowing tribute to George H.W. Bush

The 41st president died Friday at his home in Houston at 94.

On Sunday, students, staff, and visitors had flocked to Bush's presidential library on the campus of Texas A&M University, with thousands of mourners paying their respects at a weekend candlelight vigil at a nearby pond and others contributing to growing flower memorials at Bush statues at both the library and a park in downtown Houston.

President Trump said on Saturday he was open to pushing back the date by at least a week.

A tribute website has been set up, where more details about Bush's funeral will be posted.

"But now I think we can see in retrospect that he was actually quite successful", Sabato added, particularly in foreign affairs, as he helped shape the Western response to the demise of the Soviet Union and the reunification of Germany.

Trump was expected to meet with Schumer and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, respectively, on Tuesday to discuss the issue, and they have also delayed their talks until next week after Bush's death, CNBC quoted democratic aides as saying. Bush's son President George W. Bush named Roberts chief justice in 2005.

Moreover, Sabato told VOA Bush benefits from a comparison with Trump's demeanor almost halfway through the current president's first term in the White House.




"I invite the people of the world who share our grief to join us in this solemn observance", he said in a December 1 proclamation. But you know, things have changed, particularly in the last couple years.

The remains will then be transported by train for interment at the George Bush Presidential Library in College Station, Texas. Former First Lady Barbara Bush's funeral was also held there earlier this year. Bush's remains will then be taken by funeral train auto to College Station, Texas.

Baker called him "far and away the best one-term president we have ever had", alluding to Bush's single biggest political failure - his loss in the 1992 election to Bill Clinton.

Bush served as USA vice president from 1981 to 1989 under President Ronald Reagan.

The last state funeral was held in 2007 to honor Gerald Ford, the 38th president. After his master's funeral, he will head to the Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C., where he will be trained to serve another veteran.

The casket will then be transported to the cathedral for the funeral service - the fourth there of a former president.

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