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Al Gore: Bush 41 Called After 2000 Concession to Son

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By    |   Tuesday, 04 December 2018 11:39 AM

Former Vice President Al Gore Tuesday remembered late President George H.W. Bush as a man of kindness who made it a point to call him personally after he'd conceded the 2000 presidential election after a 36-day election count ordeal to Bush's son, President George W. Bush.

"I remember when I gave my second and final concession in 2000," Gore told NBC News' "Today" in an interview from Los Angeles, where Gore is participating in a livestream project on climate change.

"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."

The elder Bush was "overcome with emotion and he said the kindest things," Gore recalled. "It was really a touching call."

Gore said he will be in Washington on Wednesday for Bush's funeral, and commented that the late president "left a legacy of extraordinary integrity and grace and service."

Bush will lie in state in the Capitol for public visitation through Wednesday, when an invitation-only funeral service is set at Washington National Cathedral. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are also to attend.

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Former Vice President Al Gore Tuesday remembered late President George H.W. Bush as a man of kindness who made it a point to call him personally after he'd conceded the 2000 presidential election.
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