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George H.W. Bush congratulates Donald Trump

By Ians English

Washington, Nov 10 Former US President George H.W. Bush congratulated President-elect Donald Trump and wished him well in his new set of tasks at the White House.

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The nonagenarian ex-president and former first lady Barbara Bush relayed their congratulations to Trump on Wednesday through Twitter, saying that they "congratulate @realDonaldTrump, (and) wish him well as he guides America forward", Efe news agency reported.

Former Florida governor and Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush also sent a tweet to Trump on Wednesday, saying, "I will pray for you in the days and months to come."

The second son of the former President aspired to the Republican nomination but was defeated by the New York real estate mogul during the GOP primaries.

The Bush clan, including oldest son and former President George W. Bush, had refused to back Trump since he was proclaimed the Republican presidential nominee.

Despite predictions, which had held Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton to be the hands-down favourite in the election, Trump won the presidential election by exceeding the 270 electoral votes needed to become president.


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