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Chelsea
Clinton shared a photo of the first time she met George H.W. Bush
on Monday.

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  • Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton tweeted a photo on
    Monday of the first time she met George H.W. Bush.
  • The photo appears to be taken when Chelsea, born in 1980, was
    a toddler.
  • That would mean Bush was vice president at the time, and
    Chelsea’s father, Bill, was Arkansas governor.
  • “I’m very grateful for the friendship our families share,”
    she wrote.

Chelsea Clinton shared a sweet photo of the first time she met
George H.W. Bush on Monday, as the nation mourned the death of
the 41st president.

The photo shows a toddler Chelsea holding onto her parents’ hands
at what appears to be a lawn party.

Bush, who would have been President Ronald Reagan’s vice
president at the time, crouches down to greet a bashful-looking
Chelsea.

“Loved finding this photo over the weekend of my first time
meeting President George H.W. Bush,” she recalled. “I remember
his kindness toward me.”

Chelsea said that her parents pointed out that Bush “was both
kind & good enough to direct me to the restroom!”

“I’m very grateful for the friendship our families share,” she
said.

A few years later, Bill Clinton would go on to unseat
then-President Bush after he had served just one term in office.

Despite Bush and her father’s political differences, they went on
to become close friends in later life, and worked on raising
money for charity together.

When Bush died last week, former President Clinton issued a
statement saying he and his wife “give thanks for his great long
life of service, love and friendship.”


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Clinton also remembered the same day that his daughter met the
elder Bush in his statement.

“I will be forever grateful for the friendship we formed,”
Clinton added. “From the moment I met him as a young governor
invited to his home in Kennebunkport, I was struck by the
kindness he showed to Chelsea, by his innate genuine decency, and
by his devotion to Barbara, his children, and their growing
brood.”

The Clintons are expected to attend Bush’s Washington, D.C.
funeral on Wednesday morning.

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