-The younger Bush asked his dad what he thought about making Dick Cheney his vice presidential choice, and his father approved.
In a tribute to the late 41st president posted on Twitter over the weekend, Trump called Bush "a truly wonderful man [who] will be missed by all!"
Current president Donald Trump will attend the funeral with most of the remaining living presidents, despite having frost relations with all. Barbara Bush joked about the indignity in a chat with her son, in what he remembers as a bit of levity that painful day.
The flag-lowering order runs through sundown on Sunday, December 30th, in accordance with a federal order issued by President Trump. His casket will be transported by motorcade on Thursday to the National Cathedral, where a state funeral will be held at 5am NZT.
Colin Powell, who was chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during that war, said he was confident in Bush's leadership because, as a World War II veteran, "He knew what combat was all about".
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President Bush's spokesman Jim McGrath shared a photo of Sully and the casket captioning it, "Mission complete".
Overnight, a hearse carrying the casket left the Houston funeral home.
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Bush as more-bipartisan than his presidential successors - and his softer-spoken, humbler style is a far cry from Trump. He was, quite simply, one of the most deep down decent people I have ever known.
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Bush, who served a single term in the White House 1989 to 1993, will receive a state funeral Wednesday at the National Cathedral in Washington, followed by burial Thursday at his presidential library in Texas.
Baker instead emphasized his friend's foreign policy successes: navigating the end of the Cold War, negotiating two nuclear arms reduction treaties, and summoning a global coalition to eject Iraqi troops from Kuwait in the first Gulf War.
Baker said Bush's last words, in a phone conversation with son George, were: "I love you, too". He had joined the Navy when he turned 18.
Bush is shown with his son George W. Bush, who would later become US president, and wife Barbara Bush in Rye, N.Y., in 1955.
After the war he started an oil business in Texas before entering politics aged 40. He would go on to serve as ambassador to the United Nations and China, head of the Central Intelligence Agency and chairman of the Republican National Committee before being elected to two terms as Ronald Reagan's vice president.
Bush and Bill Clinton smile as they leave the Oval Office in 2005.
"Good, that's where I want to go", Bush said.