Former President George H. W. Bush was taken to the hospital overnight in Houston after experiencing shortness of breath, according to a statement from the family.
The AP reports that the President, age 90, was taken to the hospital by ambulance as a “precaution” in the words of a spokesman. It is the same Houston-area hospital where he spent nearly two months last year with bronchitis. AP reports that President Obama has been notified of the former President’s condition:
“President Obama and the first lady send their good wishes to the former president and the entire Bush family during this holiday season,” said White House spokesman Eric Schultz.
The former President’s office released a brief official statement which has been posted many times on social media, including by The Blaze:
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