Arnold Schwarzenegger compartió en su cuenta en Instagram una fotografía de ambos. | Fuente: AFP

El actor Arnold Schwarzenegger rindió homenaje al fallecido expresidente de EE.UU. George H.W. Bush, a quien calificó como un “héroe”, y destacó su legado político.

“Hoy hemos perdido a un gran héroe. George H.W. Bush fue una inspiración para todos los estadounidenses y lo vamos a extrañar mucho”, dijo el artista en su cuenta de Instagram.

Schwarzenegger, gobernador de California entre 2003 y 2011, resaltó que Bush padre siempre “puso a la Nación primero” y destacó que su sello particular era el “servicio público”.

En su mensaje, el protagonista de cintas como Terminator o Predator dijo que el más gran legado de Bush fue “su puro espíritu estadounidense, compromiso que lo llevó hasta el final”.

“Siempre estaré agradecido por su amistad, por impartir su sabiduría durante el tiempo juntos”, dijo en su publicación, que acompañó con una fotografía de ambos.

El expresidente de Estados Unidos George H.W. Bush murió el viernes a los 94 años, anunció en un comunicado su hijo y también expresidente, George W. Bush (2001-2009). Bush padre murió ocho meses después de que lo hiciera su esposa, la ex primera dama Barbara Bush, con la que estuvo casado 73 años.

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Today, we've lost a great hero. George Bush was an inspiration to all Americans and we will miss him dearly. From the day he first put on his U.S. Navy flight suit and took off into the unknown, he always put his country first. He took on many jobs throughout his long career, and all shared one distinct trait: public service. His greatest legacy is that pure American spirit, that commitment to selflessness that drove him until the very end. He was born in a time that seemed to produce an endless supply of heroes, but make no mistake: George Bush embodies everything that made the Greatest Generation great. I will always be grateful to him for his friendship, for embracing me and imparting just a fraction of his wisdom during our time together. Some of my fondest memories are of sledding with him at Camp David and inspiring America to join our fitness crusade by hosting the Great American Workout with him on the White House lawn and listening to his speech advice as we flew between campaign rallies. I will never forget the pride I felt the day he appointed me Chairman of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. I loved to hear him surprise people with his wild side - explaining the pure joy he felt as he flew and jumped out of planes. I also loved to hear him explain his passion for this country - it was a true love that knew no petty boundaries or party lines. He taught me so much, but most of all, he taught me the power of serving a cause greater than yourself. I count myself lucky for many reasons; but for the opportunity to call George Bush a mentor, I can't help but think I'm the luckiest man in America. President Bush has left us for one last flight but his destination isn’t unknown. He’s flying into the arms of the love of his life, Barbara. This evening, each of us should take a minute to look up and offer him a silent thanks.

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