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H.W. Bush’s Son Reveals Terrible Way in Which Jeb Learned about the Death of His Father

Learning about the death of your father is hard enough, but finding out about it from a TV news report? Absolutely awful.

That’s what happened to Jeb Bush, the second oldest son of former President George H.W. Bush.

Neil Bush, the third oldest son, shared how that happened while speaking at a private reception, according to CBS affiliate KHOU. The event was attended by members of H.W. Bush’s administration and his Points of Light Foundation, an organization that coordinates volunteers that serve in communities.

“Jeb, interestingly enough, was asleep and turns off all his equipment at night so we couldn’t reach him,” Neil said. “[Jeb] woke up at 4 in the morning and turned on the TV and found out that his dad had passed away.”

That’s terrible.

“But every grandchild and every sibling was able to tell our father and our grandfather what an amazing man he was,” Neil added to the reception guests.

Shortly after hearing the news, Jeb posted on Twitter, “I already miss the greatest human being that I will ever know. Love you Dad!”

Evangelist Franklin Graham replied a few hours later, “Praying for you and the family @JebBush.”

In a Washington Post opinion piece, Jeb said he “never met a man as remarkable as” his dad and “never will again.”

“George H.W. Bush lived a life of astonishing fullness as leader, politician, public servant, hero, friend and family man,” he wrote. “He did almost everything a person could do in their lifetime — including jumping from an airplane at age 90. And he excelled at most.”

He concluded, “George H.W. Bush was a wonderful human being who possessed a strong faith in God and believed there is greatness in each of us. The occasion of his passing should serve as a reminder that we can — by living life to the fullest, keeping our eye on the common good and working together — build a more perfect union here at home and a more peaceful world abroad.”

Jeb and President Trump became fierce rivals during the race for the Republican presidential nomination, but Jeb said Trump “couldn’t have been nicer” when he called him to offer his condolences for his dad’s death, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Our prayers go out to the Bush family during this difficult time.

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  • George Kotronis says:

    May President George H.W.Bush memory be eternal

  • stevor says:

    My first guess was that Satan told him that his dad was going southward for all his crimes

  • judy j says:

    Hey Stevor, GHW Bush was one of the Nation’s best and loved Presidents of our time. No one will measure up to him, he was a nice man and did many great things for our country. More than we can say about Slick Willy the womanizer and Obama they lying deceiver. The only people that can’t say wonderful things about HW Bush are the scumbag lying left…may they burn in Hell.

  • JEAN f CRAIG says:

    trump was way more presidential to bush then either son or father have been to him. with the one that was just buriedd voting for hillary in 2016 is that what a smart educated man would do?. is that how smart he was. read it on google

  • MYXSES says:

    Thank goodness that BUSH DYNASTY is on the back burner now! And the Clinton clan leaders will be very soon! As far as the Obamination and his significant other are concerned, you don’t deserve the back burner but the oven instead!

  • stephen sauber says:

    The only people in that whole group of former presidents and first ladies that I have any modicum of respect for is Geo.W. and Laura Bush, and just a smidgen for Bill Clinton.

  • Dragonfly43 says:

    I don’t understand why anyone would turn off their phone when they know their father is close to death.

  • JIM says:

    Bush was a great president, but I choose to believe that my father was even a greater man. He was a simple man of no importance, but he was important to me and my family and my HERO.

  • Clyde says:

    Why can’t we all just wish the family well during their troubled time with a prayer and a thank you for a life of service. We should all be thankful for men and women who have served this country wether you liked them or not good or bad, I bet you would want the same for your loved ones. Lets all try to be respectful. RIP GHWB and my prayers too the Bush Family

  • Addy O. says:

    Now is not the time to get fussy about politics…the Bush family has been trying to squelch the subject for the last week. God Bless the Bush family and RIP George H.W. Bush, Thank You for your service to this country that you loved so much.

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