George H.W. Bush To Trump: “Going To Inauguration Could Put Me Six Feet Under”
In a personal letter to Donald Trump, former President George H.W. Bush told te president-elect that he and his wife could end up “six feet under” if they sit outside for his inauguration this week.
“My doctor says if I sit outside in January, it will likely put me six feet under. Same for Barbara. So I guess we’re stuck in Texas,” the former president wrote in a note dated Jan. 10, according to Politico.
The elder Bush, who announced last month that he would not attend the event, admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital this week after falling ill, according to the Houston Chronicle.
Bush spokesman said in a statement Wednesday afternoon that Bush is stable and resting comfortably in the UCU, where he will remain for observation. “Additionally, Mrs. Bush was admitted to the Houston Methodist Hospital this morning as a precaution after experiencing fatigue and coughing,” the statement says.
Trump ridiculed Bush’s son Jeb Bush during the GOP primary, dubbing the former Florida governor “low energy.” None of the Bushes attended Trump’s nominating convention last summer in Cleveland, but Jeb and his father both congratulated the president-elect on his surprise election in November.