Barbara Bush has died at 92, and some of her final political remarks were condemning Donald Trump.
“[Trump is] like a comedian of like a showman or something. It’s just the whole thing. Not working with Congress, not working with — that’s the way things get done in this country,” the former first lady stated on “CBS This Morning.” “I don’t know how women can vote for someone who said what he said about Megyn Kelly. It’s incomprehensible to me.”
During a CNN appearance, she stated, “[Trump] sort of makes faces and says insulting things. I mean, he’s said terrible things about women. Terrible things about the military. I don’t understand why people are for him, for that reason. I’m a woman. I’m not crazy about what he says about women.”
Bush was first lady from 1989 to 1993 and had been hospitalized several times over the past year. She had also suffered from pneumonia in December 2013 and had surgery for a perforated ulcer in 2008, followed by heart surgery four months later.
She announced on April 15 she would not continue treatment and “will instead focus on comfort care.”
She and former president Bush were married for 73 years, making them the longest-married couple in presidential history.