Arnold Schwarzenegger lunches with Bush 41
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Actor and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) on Friday had lunch with former President George H. W. Bush and his wife, Barbara.

“Had lunch with two of the greatest Americans. President Bush & Barbara have helped me, mentored me and inspired me to enter public service,” Schwarzenegger wrote on Twitter, including a photo of with the former president and first lady. 

Schwarzenegger’s lunch with the Bushes comes several weeks after Mr. Bush was hospitalized for pneumonia for the second time this year.

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Schwarzenegger also posted the same photograph to his Instagram account, where he described the commencement speech he gave at the University of Houston. 

The speech, Schwarzenegger said, was about “people who helped me and inspired me throughout my life.”

“I was so lucky afterward to have lunch with two of my greatest inspirations,” Schwarzenegger wrote in his Instagram post. “President Bush and Barbara have always put this country first and it will always be my great honor to call them friends and mentors. They inspired me to enter public service.”