Rubio: Bush showed that 'true leadership' not about 'boasting & insults'
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Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioHillicon Valley: Democrats introduce bill to hold platforms accountable for misinformation during health crises | Website outages hit Olympics, Amazon and major banks Senators introduce bipartisan bill to secure critical groups against hackers Hillicon Valley: Senators introduce bill to require some cyber incident reporting | UK citizen arrested in connection to 2020 Twitter hack | Officials warn of cyber vulnerabilities in water systems MORE (R-Fla.) on Saturday praised former President George H.W. Bush for his civility, saying the late president showed "what true leadership looks like."

"Today boasting & insults are viewed as strong leadership while humility & dignity are viewed as weakness," Rubio tweeted. "The passing of our 41st President reminds us of what true leadership looks like."

Rubio shared a letter Bush left for former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonCourt dismisses GOP suit over proxy voting in House Trump is a complication for Republican hopes in Virginia Pence v. Biden on China: Competing but consistent visions MORE when the Democrat entered office in 1993, a letter that has gone viral online since Bush's death on Friday.

President TrumpDonald TrumpNew Capitol Police chief to take over Friday Overnight Health Care: Biden officials says no change to masking guidance right now | Missouri Supreme Court rules in favor of Medicaid expansion | Mississippi's attorney general asks Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade Michael Wolff and the art of monetizing gossip MORE has declared Wednesday as a national day of mourning for the former president, and has ordered federal agencies and departments to be closed for the day.


"He was a very fine man. I met him on a number of occasions," Trump told reporters Saturday while traveling in Argentina for the Group of 20 summit. "He was a terrific guy and he’ll be missed. He lived a full life and an exemplary life."

Trump said that he would send Air Force One to Houston to pick up Bush's casket and bring it to Washington, where the late president will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda starting on Monday.

Bush's family announced the former president's death Friday in a statement. No cause of death has been given. He was 94 years old.

His death has led to an outpouring of tributes from both sides of the political aisle, including former Presidents Carter, Clinton and Obama, among others.