Ahead of the inauguration, there were some reports that former Presidents wouldn’t attend.
As late as early January, only Jimmy Carter had RSVP’d.
Due to failing health, former President George H.W. Bush won’t be able to attend.
Because he can’t attend, he wrote this letter to Trump ahead of the Inauguration.
Here it is, via ABC:
George H.W. Bush sent letter to Trump on Jan. 10 stating he couldn’t attend Inauguration: “We will be with you and the country in spirit.” pic.twitter.com/zcoieQJmP6
— ABC News (@ABC) January 18, 2017
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. So I guess we’re stuck in Texas.
But we will be with you and the country in spirit. 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.
All the best, George Bush”
This letter was written on 10 January.
Today there were reports that former President Bush had been admitted to a hospital:
FOX NEWS ALERT: Former President George H.W. Bush hospitalized in Houston pic.twitter.com/sZM4amd5Vh
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) January 18, 2017
Mike Pence sent this out:
Keeping @GeorgeHWBush in our thoughts and prayers this morning. God bless and get well soon!
— Mike Pence (@mike_pence) January 18, 2017
Trump responded with this:
Looking forward to a speedy recovery for George and Barbara Bush, both hospitalized. Thank you for your wonderful letter!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 18, 2017
Get well soon!