NBC News reports:
George W. Bush, the 43rd president, gave a tearful eulogy of his father, peppered with jokes and personal stories. He said his father taught his children about the importance of public service and how to live a life with grace, humility and kindness.
“He was a genuinely optimistic man,” Bush said about his father. “And that optimism guided his children, and made each of us believe that anything was possible.”
He added, “To us, his was the brightest of a thousand points of light,” referring to the phrase popularized by his father when he accepted the presidential nomination at the 1988 Republican National Convention. Bush said that his father also showed him “what it means to be a president who leads with integrity.”
Many took that last bit as a jab at Trump.
Holding back tears, former President George W. Bush closes the eulogy for his father, former President George H.W. Bush: “Your decency, sincerity and kind soul will stay with us forever… The best father a son or daughter could have.” https://t.co/5rlRUNfa0P pic.twitter.com/Z4BhpZEt3s
— CNN (@CNN) December 5, 2018
At the very end of his eulogy for his father, George W. Bush broke down in tears. “We’re going to miss you…the best father a son or daughter could have. In our grief, let us smile knowing that dad is hugging Robin and holding mom’s hand again,” he said. pic.twitter.com/AKQIiCb1ve
— POLITICO (@politico) December 5, 2018