Locsin on George H.W. Bush: One of last great Americans in US history | Global News

Locsin on George H.W. Bush: One of last great Americans in US history

By: - Reporter / @FMOrellanaINQ
/ 04:36 PM December 01, 2018
Philippines' Secretary for Foreign Affairs Teodoro Locsin Jr. speaks at a press conference during the Asia-Europe Meeting summit at the European Council in Brussels on October 19, 2018. (Photo by BEN STANSALL / AFP) china

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. (File photo / AFP)

Most decent man to become world leader.

This was how Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. described former United States President George H.W. Bush on Saturday after learning that the latter passed away at the age of 94.

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READ: Former US President George H.W. Bush dies at age 94

In a series of tweets, Locsin branded Bush as a “decent human being and one of the smartest in its history” for having no “spot of meanness.”

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“George Herbert Walker Bush, the most decent man to become a world leader and US president, has passed away,” Locsin said.

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“I felt humanity’s loss through an unaccountable shudder in my heart as I was driving. God, at least I knew in a small way a truly good man and a truly great leader,” he added.

He also described in a reply tweet the late president as one of the last great Americans in the history of the United States.

Bush served as the 41st president of the United States from 1989 to 1993. His son, George W., then became the 43rd president of the said country, eight years after the last term of his dad.

Bush died shortly after 10 p.m. of Friday, U.S. time. /jpv

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