Hospitalized George H.W. Bush gets ‘big morale boost’ from son George W.

Former President George H.W. Bush, hospitalized for a second time this year due to another case of pneumonia, got a “big morale boost” from a visit by another former president, his son George W. Bush.

“No father has ever been more blessed, or prouder,” the elder Bush tweeted Thursday along with a picture of the two smiling together.

George H.W. Bush, 92, was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital on Friday “for observation due to a persistent cough that prevented him from getting proper rest” and was diagnosed with pneumonia, Bush family spokesman Jim McGrath said.

McGrath said at the time that the pneumonia had been resolved and that Bush is “in very good spirits and is being held for further observation while he regains his strength.”

Bush was hospitalized for nearly two weeks with pneumonia in January, during which time he missed President Trump’s inauguration. His wife, former first lady Barbara Bush, 91, had a simultaneous stay at the same hospital for treatment of bronchitis.

Days after being released, the two appeared at the Super Bowl to perform the ceremonial coin toss.

Bush received a visit from yet another former president earlier this month — Bill Clinton, who presented him with new socks.

This post originally appeared on Washington Examiner


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