These Were Bush's Final Words

'I love you, too,' he told son George W.
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 2, 2018 5:30 AM CST
These Were Bush's Final Words
In this Dec. 26, 2008, file photo, President George W. Bush walks with his father, former President George H.W. Bush, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

(Newser) – The last four words George HW Bush spoke were to son George W. Bush, reports the New York Times: "I love you, too." The younger Bush was at home in Dallas Friday night when he was put on speakerphone with his dad in Houston to say goodbye. He did so, telling HW that he had been a "wonderful dad." The elder Bush had been "fading" over the period of a few days, per the Times, spending most of his time in bed, asleep, and not eating. It seemed, to members of his inner circle, that after years of surviving brushes with ill health, the former president was in his final days. See the Times for more on those final days, including a visit from old friend James A. Baker, his former secretary of state. (From Bush to Clinton: A grace note for the ages.)

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