Barbara Bush, the wife of President George H.W. Bush and the mother of President George W. Bush, has suffered from pulmonary disease and congestive heart failure.
This was the statement put out by the office of George H.W. Bush.
Statement by the Office of George H. W. Bush on the health of former First Lady Barbara Bush. pic.twitter.com/4csUS6IRKZ— Jim McGrath (@jgm41) April 15, 2018
People paid tribute to her on Twitter.
It’s absolutely true. Both Mrs. Bush and Bush 41 are the favorites. While the WH staff don’t spill juicy details, they make it very clear who their favorites are and who wasn’t very kind to them. https://t.co/ooZiDry4hM— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) April 15, 2018
January 6, 1945, Naval aviator George HW Bush and Barbara Pierce get married. pic.twitter.com/J2QrSU2UqC— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) April 15, 2018
I disagreed with both Bush presidents on many things, but the tremendous love the children felt for George HW and Barbara was always obvious. That is a sign of a life well lived. I wish her peace.— 50 states club (@50statesclub50) April 15, 2018
Sad to hear about Mrs. Bush’s health. An American lady and civic character, in the best sense. Tough, fun, frank, devoted to country. And so clearly loved by her family and many others.— Robert Costa (@costareports) April 15, 2018
Bush is 92 years old.