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Obama wishes ailing First Lady Barbara Bush well

Published on Jan 2, 2014 6:55 AM
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US President Barack Obama addresses his year-end news conference in the White House briefing room in Washington, on Dec 20, 2013. United States (US) President Barack Obama wished Mrs Barbara Bush well on Wednesday, saying he and his wife Michelle hoped the ailing former First Lady would feel better soon. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON (AFP) - United States (US) President Barack Obama wished Mrs Barbara Bush well on Wednesday, saying he and his wife Michelle hoped the ailing former First Lady would feel better soon.

The 88-year-old was admitted to a Texas hospital on Monday for a "respiratory-related" issue, according to the office of her husband, former US President George H.W. Bush.

"Michelle and I send our best wishes to Mrs Bush for a speedy recovery," Mr Obama said in a statement.

"Barbara is blessed to have both a loving, supportive family by her side and a vibrant spirit that we hope will have her feeling better soon.

 
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