Celebrities and politicians react to Barbara Bush’s death


Natalie Heineman

Former First Lady and adopted mother of Texas Barbara Bush died tonight at the age of 92. The matriarch of a political dynasty served as FLOTUS from 1989 to 1993. Her foundation, Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literac, raised millions of dollars for afterschool programs, scholarships, mentor programs and supporting local libraries.

Here’s how politicians and celebrities honored Barbara Bush's life on Twitter.


Barack Obama, 44th president


Karen Pence, second lady of the U.S.


J.J. Watt, Houston Texans defensive end


Bill Clinton, 42nd president


Joe Straus, speaker of the Texas House of Representatives


Donald Trump, 45th president


Bernie Sanders, senator from Vermont


Elijah E. Cummings, U.S. representative from Maryland


Tim Kaine, senator from Virginia


The Women’s March


Joel Osteen, megachurch pastor


Keith Ellison, U.S. representative from Minnesota and deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee


Katie Couric, journalist


Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida and son of Barbara Bush


George W. Bush, 43rd president and son of Barbara Bush


George H.W. Bush, 41st president and husband of Barbara Bush