Bivša prva dama Barbara Pierce Bush preminula je utorak u dobi od 92 godine. Poznata po svom oštrom intelektu i strasti za pismenosti, mnogi su na društvenim medijima izrazili poštovanje prema voljenoj američkoj ikoni, kao i suosjećanje obitelji Bush.
Twitter je bio prepun dobrih želja i iskrenog odavanja počasti s obje strane političkog spektra:
One of the first books I ever read as a kid was “Millie’s Book” by Barbara Bush… she was a gem of a human according to all who met or knew her. Her kindness to my cousins and @JaneMHorton earned my gratefulness forever. RIP Mrs. Bush.
— Elisha (@ElishaKrauss) April 18, 2018
I literally can't stop crying about Barbara Bush. I do the same thing when I read anything about the Reagans. It's not just their deaths that make me sad, it's that they represent an age of noble American patriotism that I think is largely—if not completely—gone.
— Allie Beth Stuckey (@conservmillen) April 18, 2018
I am sorry to hear of the loss of former First Lady Barbara Bush.
My heart is with her loved ones as they grieve and celebrate her memory and legacy.
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) April 18, 2018
“Just do the best you can.” We honor the life and contributions of Former First Lady Barbara Bush. pic.twitter.com/EsbLlW1EG6
— OprahWinfrey Network (@OWNTV) April 18, 2018
Rest In Peace Mrs. Barbara Bush.
You were a beautiful light in this world and I am forever thankful for your friendship. pic.twitter.com/yuZvQ7o8aH
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) April 17, 2018
And at the end of her life, Barbara Bush had no cause for regret.
Indeed, she gave her family, the people of Texas, and all Americans a lifetime worth celebrating.
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) April 18, 2018
Predvidljivo, bilo je i onih na ljevici koji nisu gubili vrijeme kako bi pokrenuli zajedljive napade prema bivšoj prvoj dami:
This is so so disappointing. The things she and her family have down to global Black people is criminal, to say the least. She is part of the system of white supremacy, anti Black, anti feminist, as Malcolm said “who taught you to hate yourself?”
— Rosa A. Clemente (@rosaclemente) April 18, 2018
wow. per a source close to the family, Barbara Bush's last words were "Jeb is short for Jeborah."
— Todd Bonzalez (@Rob__Sly) April 18, 2018
RIP Barbara Bush, the only woman who was 92 for 30 years.
— Jen Spyra (@jenspyra) April 18, 2018
Dad: Barbara Bush died
Me: Ok, let me know when Henry Kissinger dies so we can have a party
Mom: Henry Kissinger is still alive!?
— 🌹Bella Ciao 🏴🚩 (@SpookGato) April 17, 2018
Geez, I get it. Barbara Bush is dead.
Can we stop acting like it matters to anyone but a family of war criminals?
— PETER COFFIN 🔑 (any/all) (@petercoffin) April 18, 2018
May Barbara Bush rot in pieces
— Calleigh Little (@supergirlLDP) April 18, 2018
barbara bush found dead at west texas ranch 😁
— victory to the SAA! (@gaddafistfuture) April 18, 2018