Jenna Bush Hager on Grandmother Barbara Bush: ‘She’s an Enforcer’

April 16, 2018 5:06 pm Last Updated: April 16, 2018 5:06 pm

Jenna Bush Hager said that her grandmother “is a fighter” in a new interview that comes after Barbara Bush declined medical treatment to prolong her life.

Hager told Today that her grandmother is resting comfortably with family members.

“She’s a fighter. She’s an enforcer,” the Today anchor said. “We’re grateful for her, for everybody’s prayers and thoughts, and just know the world is better because she’s in it.”

Bush, 92, is a former first lady, married to former President George H. W. Bush.

She said that instead of prolonging her life, doctors should provide “comfort care,” meaning making her comfortable as she approaches the end of her life.

Hager said Bush’s husband remains close to her in these precious moments.

“She’s with my grandpa, the man she’s loved for over 73 years. They are surrounded by family, but I think the fact that they’re together and that he still says, ‘I love you Barbie’ every night is pretty remarkable,” she said.

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