After several reports of her failing health, Barbara Bush has died according to a statement from the family:
— Jim McGrath (@jgm41) April 17, 2018
Very sad. Former first lady and a very important woman to our nation.
May she rest in peace.
Former President George W. Bush released a statement:
Trump tweeted this statement in praise of Barbara Bush:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 18, 2018
Trump has now put out a statement ordering flags to be flown at half staff in mourning for the death of Barbara Bush.
A First Lady has the power to make people think. In 1989 Barbara Bush visited a Washington hospice where abandoned infants with the AIDS virus were being cared for. Some folks were ignorant and thought you could get AIDS from touching someone. Mrs. Bush hugged and kissed the kids pic.twitter.com/V2w41XkXlR— West Wing Reports (@WestWingReport) April 17, 2018
Thinking about Barbara Bush’s legacy of service to our country and the extraordinary family she raised. Thanking her for her many kindnesses to me and my family. Wishing her the comfort she deserves surrounded by her loved ones.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) April 16, 2018
Many of you have reached out to us to share your thoughts and prayers for our founder, Barbara Bush, and we want to say thank you. We've added a page on our website to allow you to send your well wishes directly to Mrs. Bush and her family. https://t.co/l61Y7AateI pic.twitter.com/01aM6wykb9— Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy (@BarbaraBushFdn) April 16, 2018
"the family's matriarch and its steely spine: Barbara Bush. Funny, blunt, kind, doting, a lover of books & one of the most politically savvy people I've ever known" – @NicolleDWallace pic.twitter.com/jaamhDvODV
— Deadline White House (@DeadlineWH) April 17, 2018
— CNN International (@cnni) April 17, 2018
Her comments about Trump:
Remembering this Barbara Bush moment: “I don’t know how women can vote for someone who said what [Trump] said about Megyn Kelly. It’s terrible…And money doesn’t buy everything. It’s accomplishments and what you’re doing and giving.” pic.twitter.com/eDQY974YHC
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) April 17, 2018
She went out on her own terms, sipping bourbon, and in her home surrounded by her family.— Default Monkey (@VitruvianMonkey) April 17, 2018
Political disagreements aside, she was one hell of a lady.
RIP, Barbara Bush. This one is for you. pic.twitter.com/LdL1kWvWNQ
Barbara Bush was a remarkable woman. She had grit & grace, brains & beauty. She was fierce & feisty in support of her family & friends, her country & her causes. She showed us what an honest, vibrant, full life looks like. Hillary and I mourn her passing and bless her memory.— Bill Clinton (@BillClinton) April 17, 2018