Nation Bids Farewell to a ’Kinder and Gentler’ Leader
President George W. Bush choked up as he eulogized his father and 41st U.S. president yesterday at the Washington National Cathedral. He called George H.W. Bush “a gentleman who executed the duties of his office with dignity and honor.” Listening from the same pew were former presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, seated with President Donald Trump, a frequent critic of the Bush family. While he failed to win re-election in 1992, Bush Sr. now ranks third, behind Ronald Reagan and John F. Kennedy, in popularity among the last 10 presidents.