Jenna Bush Hagar, Jay Leno Surprise Disabled Navy Vet With President George H.W. Bush’s Handicap Accessible Van
“The bad news is it’s a used car. The good news is it was owned by a Navy hero, and that hero was President George H.W. Bush.” — Jay Leno
“Today” show host Jenna Bush Hagar and former “Tonight Show” host and car enthusiast Jay Leno surprised disabled navy vet David Miller and his family with a “new” car this week.
The van, which had been customized, making it handicap accessible, belonged to Hagar’s grandfather, President George H. W. Bush who passed away in November. The van was his personal vehicle.
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“The bad news is it’s a used car,” Leno told Miller. “The good news is it was owned by a Navy hero. And that hero was President George H.W. Bush.”
“George Bush Sr.,” Miller asked incredulously. “I love that man!”
Leno told him, “We thought you were the appropriate man to give this to.”
The “Today” host, who said she rode in the van many times, also gave Miller a framed letter from her father, President George W. Bush. It read, “41 would be proud to know that a fellow sailor will take his seat in the van and I know he would join me in thanking you for your contributions to our country.”
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