Former Secretary of State James Baker is remembering former President George H.W. Bush. Baker, who served under the Bush administration, told CNN's State of the Union what he will miss most is their friendship. He said despite the number of health issues Bush suffered from, it "never really effected his spirit." Baker says after former First Lady Barbara Bush died earlier this year, the former President said he "wasn't ready to go" and joked that he wanted to live to see 100.
Bush died Friday night at the age of 94. Flags are flying at half staff at the White House and in Houston in honor of the former President. A national day of mourning will be observed on Wednesday. President Trump and the First Lady Melania Trump will be among the world leaders attending a state funeral for Bush in Washington, DC this week.
Photo: President George Bush (C) discusses Operation Desert Storm in the White House Cabinet Room in Washington, 17 January 1991, with Secretary of State James Baker (L) and Secretary of Defense Dick Chaney. (Getty Images)