Shortly after he was hospitalized, George H.W. Bush’s letter to Donald Trump was made public (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File) & (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

As news has broken that George H. W. Bush and his wife, Barbara Bush, have been hospitalized, a letter that the 41st president sent to Donald Trump has been made available to the public and is widely circulating online. The letter is essentially a formal apology that Bush the Elder sent the president-elect saying that he would not be able to attend inauguration.

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The 92-year-old former president joked that if he “sits outside in January, it will likely put [him] six feet under.” While George H.W. Bush didn’t comment much on the election, his son George W. did say that he did not vote for Trump and the president-elect, which Trump described as sad.

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In a press conference Wednesday afternoon, President Obama offered his regards for the ailing president and his wife.

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