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USAl Gore remembers George HW Bush call after 2000 concession speech: ‘It was really a touching call’

17:20  05 december  2018
17:20  05 december  2018 Source:   thehill.com

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Al Gore remembers George HW Bush call after 2000 concession speech: ‘It was really a touching call’© Screenshot Al Gore remembers George HW Bush call after 2000 concession speech: ‘It was really a touching call’ Former Vice President Al Gore on Tuesday said that former President George H.W. Bush made a "touching call" to him after Gore conceded the 2000 presidential election to then-candidate George W. Bush.

"I remember when I gave my second and final concession speech in 2000, I was in the Secret Service car going back to the vice president's residence, and it was President George H.W. Bush calling me on the telephone and he was overcome with emotion and he said the kindest things. It was really a touching call," Gore said Tuesday on NBC's "Today" show.

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Gore called Bush to concede and prepared to address his supporters. It was a test case for the strength of our democracy, as Gore noted, and we passed — however frustrating to Gore and his supporters then and in the years that followed.

Just moments ago, I spoke with George W . Bush and congratulated him on becoming the 43rd president of the United States -- and I promised him that I wouldn't call him back this time. So let it be with us. I know that many of my supporters are disappointed. I am too.

Bush died on Friday at the age of 94.

Gore was the Democratic nominee for president in 2000 and was the vice president from 1993 through 2000 after he and Bill Clinton defeated George H.W. Bush and Vice President Dan Quayle in the 1992 election.

Gore also said during his "Today" interview that he planned to attend Bush's funeral on Wednesday at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.

Gore added that Bush "left a legacy of extraordinary integrity and grace."

"I remember his personal kindness. I was impressed by his intense love of our country," Gore said.

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George W. Bush says he learned from his dad people respect leadership over ‘followership’.
Former President George W. Bush said in an interview scheduled to air Sunday evening that his father, the late former President George H.W. Bush, taught him the importance of standing strong for a policy even in the face of political backlash. "I learned that policy matters more than politics by watching my dad," George W. Bush told "60 Minutes." "I learned that sometimes to vote your conscience is not going to be politically accep table... but if you defend your policy and stand strong for your policy people ultimately respect leadership as opposed to followership," he added. "So I learned a lot from him.

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