The Hill reports:
President Biden and first lady Jill Biden on Friday offered tributes to Betty White after being asked about the legendary television star’s death. “That’s a shame. She was a lovely lady,” Biden told reporters.
Jill Biden also shared her condolences, citing an expression her own mother used to say. “99 years old— as my mother would say, God love her!” Jill Biden said.
“Who didn’t love Betty White?” she added. “We’re so sad.” In a tweet, Biden called White a “cultural icon” that will be missed by many Americans.
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Betty White brought a smile to the lips of generations of Americans. She’s a cultural icon who will be sorely missed. Jill and I are thinking of her family and all those who loved her this New Year’s Eve.
— President Biden (@POTUS) December 31, 2021
Today, we lost a beloved TV icon. Betty White was a pioneering actress, who blessed generations of Americans with her talent and humor for 8 decades.
May it be a comfort to her loved ones and many admirers that so many mourn with them during this sad time.
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) December 31, 2021