Former President Bill Clinton paid tribute to his friend and former President George H. W. Bush and his wife, Barbra, on Presidents Day.
He tweeted a photo of the couple walking ahead of himself and Hillary, saying: Remembering my dear friends this #PresidentsDay.
— Bill Clinton (@BillClinton) February 18, 2019
Bush’s granddaughter, Jenna Bush Hager, responded.
Me too. ❤️ https://t.co/CxwvA4Z2Bp
— Jenna Bush Hager (@JennaBushHager) February 18, 2019
Bush and Clinton became friends after Clinton defeated Bush in the 1992 presidential election.
Bush wrote a letter to Clinton after the loss, wishing him “great happiness.”
“There will be very tough times, made even more difficult by criticism you may not think is fair. I’m not a very good one to give advice; but just don’t let the critics discourage you or push you off course. You will be OUR president when you read this note. I wish you well. I wish your family well.”
Read this. Think about this. George H.W. Bush's gracious handoff to Bill Clinton. It's beautiful. pic.twitter.com/XHjPvbzGu8
— Tom Ashbrook (@TomAshbrook) October 19, 2016
Bush passed away in December at the age of 94.