Bill Clinton sends get well wishes to Bush family
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Former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonBookExpo organizers 'retiring' event Harris selects Tina Flournoy as chief of staff: report One-termers: What Trump can learn from Carter and Bush's re-election losses MORE sent get-well wishes to former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, who have both been hospitalized.

“41 and Barbara—thinking about you both and sending wishes for a speedy recovery. Love, 42,” Clinton tweeted Wednesday.

Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush were both hospitalized in Houston, Texas, on Wednesday. The couple will be unable to attend President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump alludes to possible 2024 run in White House remarks Trump threatens to veto defense bill over tech liability shield Tiger King's attorney believes they're close to getting pardon from Trump MORE’s inauguration on Friday.

Bush, 92, is in stable condition after being admitted to an intensive care unit at the Houston Methodist Hospital. Bush was admitted to the hospital to “address an acute respiratory problem stemming from pneumonia,” a spokesman for the couple said in a statement.

His wife was admitted to the hospital Wednesday “as a precaution after experiencing fatigue and coughing,” the spokesman said.


Despite Clinton beating Bush in 1992, the two have developed a close relationship over the years and partnered on charitable causes.

Former President George W. Bush became the 43rd president following Clinton. Both Clinton and his wife, Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump has discussed possible pardons for three eldest children, Kushner: report McCaskill: 'Hypocrisy' for GOP to target Biden nominee's tweets after Trump Biden budget pick sparks battle with GOP Senate MORE, the 2016 Democratic nominee, will attend the inauguration this Friday.

In his final press conference Wednesday, President Obama extended his prayers to the Bushes.

"They have not only dedicated their lives to this country. They have been a constant source of friendship and support and good counsel for Michelle and me over the years," Obama said."They are as fine a couple as we know and so we want to send our prayers and our love to them. Really good people."