According to the statement, she died in Houston, Texas after battling congestive heart disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Trump, in his tribute to Bush made note of her contributions to literacy in the country by helping children and adults learn to read and write.
His statement read “President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump join the nation in celebrating the life of Barbara Bush.As a wife, mother, grandmother,military spouse and former First lady.
“Mrs. Bush was an advocate of the American family.
“Amongst her greatest achievements was recognizing the importance of literacy as a fundamental family value that requires nurturing and protection. She will be long remembered for her strong devotion to country and family, both of which she served unfailingly well.”
However, there was a slight controversy over Trump’s statement on Bush’s death as the statement from the Office of the Press Secretary paying tribute to Bush was dated April 17, 2017, rather than 2018 — the current year.
This caused a stir online as Americans berated the competence of the White House. Some felt it was a necessary jab as Barbara Bush and Trump were not in good terms before her death.
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