We are now just two days away from the official swearing in of Donald Trump as President of the United States. As Americans count down the hours until the end of Barack Obama’s time in the White House and anticipation continues to build for the new administration taking over, there has been an update on former president George H.W. Bush, who was hospitalized before his letter to Trump went public.
Bush Sr. will be the only former president who is still living to miss Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday. Everyone from Jimmy Carter to Bill Clinton and his disgraced wife Hillary will be there. However, George H.W. Bush will be forced to sit this one out, and his reason for missing the historic event is completely understandable.
“Barbara and I are so sorry we can’t be there for your inauguration on January 20th. My doctor says if I sit outside in January, it likely will put me six feet under. Same for Barbara,” Bush wrote in a letter to Donald Trump, which has been shared with the media.
“So I guess we’re stuck in Texas. But we will be with you and the country in spirit,” he continued in the note penned on January 10. “I want you to know that I wish you the very best as you begin this incredible journey of leading our great country. If I can ever be of help, please let me know.”
— Jonathan Karl (@jonkarl) January 18, 2017
On Wednesday morning, Bush was hospitalized for “an acute respiratory problem stemming from pneumonia,” according to CNN. He was subsequently sedated and underwent surgery in order to clear his airways. His wife, Barbara Bush, was also admitted to a Texas hospital on the same day for “fatigue and coughing.”
According to IJR, while #41 may not be in Washington this Friday, President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush are scheduled to attend the Inauguration of Donald Trump.
It appears that the Bush family is having a rough go as of late, at least when it comes to the health of the elder members. Please SHARE this report if you will keep the former president and first lady in your prayers as they recover from their various medical scares.