Barbara Bush

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Trump on Barbara Bush: 'Look What I Did to Her Sons'

He fires back at remarks in her biography

(Newser) - President Trump has fired back at Barbara Bush's criticism of him in a new biography, saying he knows why she didn't like him. "I have heard that she was nasty to me, but she should be. Look what I did to her sons," he tells the... More »

Barbara Bush Came Close to Killing Herself

The former first lady talked to biographer Susan Page about her struggles

(Newser) - Barbara Bush's depression ran so deep, she considered driving into a tree or an oncoming car. That's when she would pull over. "I felt terrible," she told Susan Page for The Matriarch, a new biography coming out Tuesday. "...I mean, I felt really depressed. I... More »

Barbara Bush Book: She Had a Trump Countdown Clock

Late first lady apparently blamed Trump for her 2016 heart issues due to 'angst'

(Newser) - Former first lady Barbara Bush blamed Donald Trump for her heart problems due to the "angst" she was feeling in June 2016 over Trump's campaign, especially his mockery of her son Jeb. That's one of the scoops in a new book by Susan Page, the DC bureau... More »

2 Presidents Attended Her Wedding

Barbara Bush married Craig Coyne in Kennebunkport this weekend

(Newser) - Former President George W. Bush is officially done escorting his daughters down the aisle: In what People calls "an intimate secret wedding" of which it nonetheless has all the details, Barbara Bush quietly married screenwriter Craig Coyne at the family estate in Kennebunkport on Sunday. "A very short,... More »

Finally, Good News for George HW Bush

Former president discharged from Maine hospital, 'back to his old self'

(Newser) - Former President George HW Bush has left a Maine hospital after more than a week of treatment for low blood pressure and fatigue . A Bush spokesman tweeted Monday that the president "deeply" appreciates the care and good wishes he has received. Spokesman Jim McGrath also told the AP that... More »

Professor Who Insulted Barbara Bush Won't Be Fired

Her remarks were free speech, Fresno State says

(Newser) - The conduct of a tenured professor who called Barbara Bush a "witch" and an "amazing racist" was "insensitive, inappropriate, and an embarrassment to the university," Fresno State president Joseph Castro said in a statement Tuesday. But he added that since Randa Jarrar was acting in a... More »

George HW Bush Hospitalized

Days after attending Barbara Bush's funeral

(Newser) - Former President George HW Bush has been hospitalized in Houston with an infection, just after attending the funeral of his wife, Barbara, a spokesman said Monday. Jim McGrath said on Twitter that the 93-year-old Bush is "responding to treatments and appears to be recovering," the AP reports. He... More »

George HW Bush Paid a Very Simple Tribute to His Wife

Former president honored Barbara Bush's commitment to literacy with book socks

(Newser) - As George HW Bush laid to rest his wife of 73 years on Saturday, he used his unique sartorial trademark to honor Barbara Bush: The 41st president of the United States, known in his post-presidency for his affinity for loud socks , sported socks that depicted stacks of books in a... More »

Political A-Listers Appear at Barbara Bush Funeral

Historian Jon Meacham gives memorable eulogy

(Newser) - Barbara Bush was the "first lady of the greatest generation." Addressing former presidents, ambassadors, and hundreds of other mourners inside the nation's largest Episcopal church on Saturday, historian Jon Meacham recalled Barbara Bush's quick wit that made her so popular, the AP reports. He also spoke... More »

Professor Who Decried 'Racist' Barbara Bush Gains Support

Including from a Fresno State lecturer demoted for a tweet about Trump

(Newser) - Free speech activists are lending support to a Fresno State professor threatened with possible disciplinary measures after referring to Barbara Bush as an "amazing racist," who is "still fabulous, thanks for checking in." Randa Jarrar on Wednesday tweeted "love to all of you who have... More »

Trump Is Skipping Barbara Bush's Funeral

Melania will represent White House

(Newser) - President Trump won't be joining his wife in attending the memorial service of former first lady Barbara Bush, matriarch of a political dynasty that Trump often clashed with during his 2016 campaign. The White House said Thursday that Trump would not attend "to avoid disruptions due to added... More »

Prof's Reax to Barbara Bush Death Could Threaten Tenure

Fresno State instructor Randa Jarrar called her 'amazing racist,' 'witch'

(Newser) - While the tributes continue to pour in for Barbara Bush, a Fresno State professor is taking heat for her diatribe against the former first lady. "Barbara Bush was a generous and smart and amazing racist who along with her husband, raised a war criminal," Randa Jarrar wrote to... More »

On the Eve of Her Death, Barbara Bush Sipped Bourbon

Heartbroken family pays tribute to matriarch

(Newser) - The matriarch of the Bush family has died —but family associates say Barbara Bush was her irrepressible self until the very end. "Some of the recent emails indicate she is not quite ready to sign off. She’s answering all of her phone calls herself," family friend... More »

Barbara Bush Dies at 92

Former first lady led a remarkable life

(Newser) - Barbara Bush didn't hesitate to tell people that her trademark pearl necklaces were fake. Americans liked that everything else about the snowy-haired first lady was real. The wife of the nation's 41st president and mother of the 43rd brought a plainspoken, grandmotherly style to buttoned-down Washington, displaying an... More »

Jenna Bush on Barbara: 'She's a Fighter'

Granddaughter thanks well-wishers as Barbara Bush foregoes medical treatment

(Newser) - Barbara Bush is "in great spirits" following reports that the 92-year-old is no longer receiving medical treatment amid failing health, says granddaughter Jenna Bush Hager. "She's a fighter. She's an enforcer," an emotional Hager told NBC's Today show on Monday, per People . (See the... More »

Barbara Bush in 'Failing Health,' Won't Seek Further Treatment

A spokesperson broke the somber news on Sunday

(Newser) - Barbara Bush is in failing health and won't be seeking further treatment for her illness, said a statement released Sunday. Per the AP , family spokesman Jim McGrath issued the news release saying that following a recent series of hospitalizations and after consulting with her family and doctors, the 92-year-old... More »

Jenna Bush Spills 'Wait, What?!' Secret on Grandma Barbara

Former first lady apparently only has 8 toes

(Newser) - If someone were to ever put together a biography on former first lady Barbara Bush entitled Everything You Never Knew (and Didn't Necessarily Want to Know) About Barbara Bush, it would now have to include a rather odd factoid supplied by her own granddaughter. The Hill reports that Jenna... More »

George HW Bush Heads Home

41 is grateful for 'world-class care' during 2-week hospitalization

(Newser) - A week after leaving the ICU , former President George HW Bush has been released from the Houston hospital where he received treatment for pneumonia for more than two weeks, reports the AP . Bush spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement Monday that the 92-year-old Bush is thankful for the prayers... More »

Good Health News for Both Bushes

Barbara leaves hospital, while George is leaving ICU

(Newser) - A double dose of good news for the elders of the Bush family: Barbara Bush, 91, is out of the hospital, and husband George HW, 92, is about to leave ICU, reports the AP . The former president was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital on Jan. 14 because of breathing trouble,... More »

Barbara Bush Now Hospitalized, Too

After experiencing fatigue and coughing

(Newser) - Barbara Bush was hospitalized Wednesday morning, soon after husband George HW Bush's own hospitalization . Per ABC 13 , Barbara Bush experienced fatigue and coughing and was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital as a precaution. A Bush spokesperson also tells the station the former president, who was initially described as "... More »

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