“Hoda I think we should start off the show talking about someone that I loved very much,” Jenna started the segment.
She then read a statement from her parents, Former President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush:
“He was the first person we saw in the morning when we left the residence and the last person we saw each night when we returned.”
When Hoda asked Jenna what was he like, the former first daughter called him the loveliest!
“He was the loveliest. I think ‘lovely’ is a word that can kind of be overused, but … he was always smiling,” she recalled, as her voice began to crack.
“We loved him. He was beloved by my family, and he will be so missed,” she concluded.
Jerman, who served 11 Presidents, died on May 16th from COVID-19. He was 91 years old.