In 2017's The Last Republicans, author Mark Updegrove wrote that Bush, a quintessential Republican, had voted for Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016. Melania Trump attended instead.
Short yet intimate, the note left in the Oval Office from vanquished to victor seeded a friendship that flowered in the decades since, to a point where Bill Clinton said upon Bush's death Friday: "I just loved him".
"Dear Bill", George H.W. Bush scribbled January 20, 1993, to the Democrat about to succeed him as president.
"And he cocked one eye open and quipped, 'Well, you better hurry", James Baker recalled Sunday as he described the 41st president's final hours of life.
The late president will first lie in state in the Rotunda of the US Capitol for two days of public viewing beginning on Monday evening, congressional leaders said.
Declaring a national day of mourning for 5 December - when the federal government and New York Stock Exchange will close in Bush's honour - Trump also signalled his respect by calling off a press conference planned at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires.
Soon after he reached the zenith of his political popularity following the liberation of Kuwait, the United States economy began to sour, however, and voters began to believe that Bush, never a great orator, was out of touch with ordinary people.
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Applause rose up in the hall on Saturday as the leaders signed off on a final statement at the end of a two-day summit. The White House characterized that encounter as an informal chat, but Putin gave it more significance.
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"I think we both knew that that was probably the last visit we were going to have".
"The president led the charge... and insisted that we do it in such a way, that we were not unsympathetic to the political problems of Mr. Gorbachev and we could operate in a way that would make it easier for him to do what we wanted him to do, not by brute force, not by threats, not by taking advantage of dancing on the Berlin wall as it came down". He was, quite simply, one of the most deep down decent people I have ever known.
Some historians regard George H.W. Bush as more-bipartisan than his presidential successors - and his softer-spoken, humbler style is a far cry from Trump. Would be the same old thing (remember "read my lips, no more taxes").
George P. Bush, the only member of his family to campaign for Trump after his father dropped out of the race, largely shrugs off questions about his family dynasty and his responsibility for keeping it alive politically. "As President, he set the stage for the decades of prosperity that have followed".
They wrote that those whom Bush had inspired to public service were "illuminating the greatness, hope and opportunity of America to the world".
Trump added it was "a special tribute that he deserves very much".