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From: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostDec-2 11:30 AM 
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The German Chancellor rarely delivers public comments or speeches in English. A very heartfelt and touching tribute to the former U.S. President who presided at the end of the Cold War and it's aftermath

Angela Merkel: Without George H.W. Bush, I wouldn’t be here

German chancellor pays tribute to late US president.

Politico: By

12/1/18, 6:39 PM CET

Updated 12/1/18, 8:21 PM CET

BUENOS AIRES  Angela Merkel said Saturday she was mourning former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, recalling that his support for German unification was crucial both for her country and for her own political career. Merkel grew up in communist East Germany and became a politician only after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

“I mourn George Bush, the 41st president of the United States, as the chancellor of the German Federal Republic but also as a German who, without the results of his policies, would hardly be standing here,” Merkel told reporters at the G20 summit in Argentina.

Merkel said she was moved by “deep respect for George Bush’s long fulfilled life in the service of his country and also deep gratitude … that George Bush recognized and understood our desire for the unity of Germany.”

Bush, who served as 41th U.S. president from 1989 to 1993, made “an enormous contribution” to the end of the Cold War and “uniting not only Germany but also Europe, so that arms control could replace arms races,” Merkel said.

 

 
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From: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostDec-3 10:51 AM 
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Upddate: Merkel has announced she will travel to Washington to attend George H.W. Bush's funeral

 
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From: LB136 DelphiPlus Member IconDec-3 10:52 AM 
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I never doubted it.

--Leslie-- Currently in New York City: Click for New York, New York Forecast
 

 
From: BlueManDudeDec-3 10:53 AM 
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Did her announcement come within minutes of this....

President Donald Trump will not speak at George H.W. Bush's funeral

  27m27 minutes ago

Former President George W. Bush will eulogize his late father, along with:

• Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney

• Former US Sen. Alan Simpson

• Presidential historian Jon Meacham

 https://twitter.com/CNNPolitics/status/1069611781281251334

 

 
From: Black Cat (NYTSHADE) DelphiPlus Member IconDec-3 12:16 PM 
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BlueManDude said...

Trump will not speak at George H.W. Bush's funeral

 

 
From: B-17 Girl (Collinwood11) DelphiPlus Member IconDec-4 11:07 AM 
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Part of me wonders if he'll try to get out of going to the funeral.  Unless he's dumber than I think he is, there's gotta be a part of him that knows he isn't being asked to speak because he's an idiot.  If he realizes that then he'd be embarrassed to go. 

 

 

 

 

 

 
From: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostDec-4 11:09 AM 
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I think he will go there with Melania and keep his mouth shut. Executive time starts immediately afterward

 
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From: albatlerDec-4 11:13 AM 
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if he did speak ,your cartoon would still be perfect...

 

 
From: BlueManDudeDec-4 11:14 AM 
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I wonder if the dude, who George W. Bush appointed FBI director and his father George H. W. Bush appointed head of the DOJ criminal division, one Robert Mueller, will attend the funeral.

 

 
From: B-17 Girl (Collinwood11) DelphiPlus Member IconDec-4 11:14 AM 
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He'll probably sit there and sulk and stew the whole time.  I hope he has to sit by President Obama.  :)

 

 

 

 

 

 
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