As of November 26th, former President George H.W. Bush has set a new record. Bush, who was born on June 12, 1924, is now considered the longest living president U.S. history.
According to TIME, "The 41st president, who is 93 years and 167 days old as of Nov. 26, has surpassed his predecessor Gerald Ford to assume this title." Ford was 93 years and 165 days old when he passed away in December of 2006.
News of this record having been broken was reported by a high school student named Gabe Fisher. Fisher writes a newsletter titled "Wake Up To Politics."
This comes after the president has recently been facing allegations of sexual harassment. Eight women have spoken out to say that they had been groped by the former president over the years.
Jim McGrath, the spokesman for President Bush, issued a statement responding to the allegations. He explained that since the president is in a wheelchair and cannot reach high than the lower waist of people, he makes a joke to help them feel at ease.
After the issue was addressed, a third allegation came out saying the same type of incident took place at a time dating back to the 1992 presidential campaign. McGrath then responded by explaining President Bush “simply does not have it in his heart to knowingly cause anyone harm or distress, and he again apologizes to anyone he may have offended during a photo op.”
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