ARNOLD Schwarzenegger today paid tribute to the man who gave him his "big break" in politics as he attended the second funeral of George H.W. Bush. The ex-governor of California arrived in Texas for the ceremony with girlfriend Heather Milligan. It came 28 years after the actor was appointed to the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports by Bush - a post he held for the last three years of his presidency. In a statement, Scharzenegger said of the former president: "I will always be grateful to him for his friendship, for embracing me and imparting just a fraction of his wisdom during our time together. "I count myself lucky for many reasons; but for the opportunity to call George Bush a mentor, I can’t help but think I’m the luckiest man in America." Schwarzenegger played a key role in Bush's reelection campaign - a job that earned him the nickname "Conan the Republican". Bush would lose that election to Bill Clinton, with Schwarzenegger then going on … [Read more...] about Arnold Schwarzenegger arrives at George HW Bush’s second funeral to honour President who gave him ‘big break’ in politics
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DONALD Trump is under fire for slipping out of George H.W. Bush's funeral before the casket left the cathedral. The controversial US President has also been criticised for refusing to recite The Apostles' Creed - one of Christianity's core statements - during the ceremony. According to reports, Trump and Melania left immediately following the proceedings inside the building, allowing them to avoid speaking with the Clintons and Obamas. Photos also show Trump and Melania looking stone-faced and silent while the Clintons and Obamas next to them sing from the hymn sheet. Political writer Keith Boykin wrote: "This is your 'Christian' evangelical president" And John Ziegler sarcastically said: "It’s SO weird that Barack Obama (the “Muslim”) knew all the words to the Apostles’ Creed, and Donald Trump (the Evangelical hero) didn’t know any of them, and didn’t even bother to read them." A third person wrote: "Striking that all the former Presidents and … [Read more...] about Donald Trump slammed for leaving George HW Bush’s funeral before the coffin … and for not reciting The Apostles’ Creed
GEORGE HW Bush's body was flown on a "special mission" by Air Force One as the US prepares for three days of mourning. His remains will lie in state in Washington DC for three days of mourning where he will wear special socks before being buried. The 41st president will be wearing grey socks with a number of small jets flying in formation and jet streams behind them, the family’s spokesman Jim McGrath said. He tweeted: "The 41st President will be carried to his final rest wearing socks that pay tribute to his lifetime of service, starting as an 18 year-old naval aviator in war." The former US leader flew more than 50 combat missions during World War II and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. The remains of the 41st president were flown to Washington DC on 'Special Air Mission 41' and landed at Joint Base Andrews at 3.30pm where a hearse was waiting. What is the Capitol Rotunda?The Rotunda is in the United States Capitol, also known as the Capitol Building, … [Read more...] about George HW Bush’s body is flown on Air Force One ‘special mission’ before he is laid to rest in special patriotic socks
While former President George H.W. Bush was known for his political and foreign policy achievements, many will also remember him for his flashy footwear. Bush, who died at the age of 94 on Friday, had a well documented love of socks. His fancy for colorful ankle-wear popularized the hashtag #sockswag after former President Bill Clinton used it in a 2013 Twitter post. Enjoyed my annual lunch with President and Mrs. Bush in Maine. Envious of his "western cactus"-themed socks.#sockswagpic.twitter.com/nXJV2DGnnj — Bill Clinton (@BillClinton) September 5, 2013 "Enjoyed my annual lunch with President and Mrs. Bush in Maine. Envious of his 'western cactus'-themed socks.#sockswag," Clinton wrote during a visit to Bush’s home in coastal Kennebunkport, Maine. He later donated the socks to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland with a letter of authenticity that joked "I Absolutely love a crazy pair of socks. Barbara, on the other hand, has had enough." Bush Had Great … [Read more...] about ‘I Love a Good Sock’: A Look Back at George HW Bush’s Famous Footwear Collection
FORMER President George H.W. Bush has died at the age of 94 after leading a remarkable life. From a World War Two hero pilot to the leader of the free world, Bush always led life at the highest level. What was George HW Bush's cause of death? Bush had been unwell with vascular Parkinson’s disease, which causes a loss of balance, and since 2012 he used a wheelchair. He was admitted to hospital in Houston, Texas, in November 2012, after a problem with a bronchitis-related cough, resulted in a two-month stay under the supervision of doctors, including a brief period in intensive care. Two years later he spent another week in hospital after complaining of shortness of breath. Eight months ago he was admitted again with a blood infection. When did he serve as President? He served as United State’s 41st president from 1989 to 1993. It was in this capacity he was known throughout the world, especially for expelling the invading forces of dictator Saddam Hussein from the Gulf … [Read more...] about What was George HW Bush’s cause of death, when did he marry wife Barbara and what was his net worth?