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Nellie Chapman | 08 December, 2018, 05:21

Trump said he spoke with former President George W. Bush and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush to express his sympathies. How did the former president obtain his nickname?

In August 2015, Trump tweeted a dig at the presidency of George H.W. Bush, writing: "The last thing we need is another Bush in the White House".

George Bush Presidential Library and Museum Audiovisual ArchivePrescott and Dorothy Bush are pictured above. "We have the watch", the U.S. Navy posted on Twitter along with a photo of Bush in his Navy attire.

The book George Bush: The Unauthorized Biography by Webster G. Tarpley & Anton Chaitkin has a chapter titled "Poppy and Mommy".

Perino added that George H.W. Bush "accepted the call" no matter what. He recalled how Bush called governors from both parties to the University of Virginia for three days to try to craft a consensus public education program.

Mulroney said Bush asked him three years ago if he would speak at his funeral, and he said he'd be "honoured" to do it.

Michael Dukakis waves to the audience during the Democratic National Convention in Atlanta
Michael Dukakis waves to the audience during the Democratic National Convention in Atlanta

Bush was a toddler when his mother gave him the name, The New York Times reports.

"President Bush's Space Exploration Initiative helped us to think big and long-term about space".

Bush Sr's death comes eight months after his wife of 73 years, Barbara, passed away in April.

George H.W. Bush was born on June 12, 1924. He was an honorable, gracious and decent man who believed in the United States, our Constitution, our institutions and our shared future.

Gen. Michael Hayden, the former CIA and National Security Agency director who worked on Bush's National Security Council, told NPR, "His decency, honor and kindness served as a beacon and should continue to serve as an example for people the world over". Celebrities and politicians alike, including talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and former President Barack Obama, remembered the 41st commander in chief as a "leader", a "patriot", and an "authentic caring human being".