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Amid US government shutdown, George W Bush treats unpaid Secret Service personnel to pizza

Former president George W. Bush said he and wife Laura “are grateful to our Secret Service personnel and the thousands of federal employees who are working hard for our country without a paycheck.”

world Updated: Jan 19, 2019 10:45 IST
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In this undated image posted on former President George W. Bush's Instagram account on Friday, Jan. 19, 2019, Bush, right, delivers pizzas to his secret service detail in Florida.
In this undated image posted on former President George W. Bush's Instagram account on Friday, Jan. 19, 2019, Bush, right, delivers pizzas to his secret service detail in Florida. (AP Photo)
         

Former president George W Bush treated his Secret Service detail to pizza to show his appreciation for their service without paychecks during the partial government shutdown.

A photo posted on Bush’s Instagram and Facebook pages shows him delivering pizzas to the detail. On his posting, Bush said he and wife Laura “are grateful to our Secret Service personnel and the thousands of federal employees who are working hard for our country without a paycheck.” He also said “it’s time for leaders on both sides to put politics aside, come together, and end this shutdown.”

In this undated image posted on former President George W. Bush's Instagram account on Friday, Jan. 19, 2019, Bush, right, delivers pizzas to his secret service detail in Florida.
In this undated image posted on former President George W. Bush's Instagram account on Friday, Jan. 19, 2019, Bush, right, delivers pizzas to his secret service detail in Florida. ( AP )

Bush spokesman Freddy Ford says the photo was taken Friday in Florida, but he didn’t specify the location.

First Published: Jan 19, 2019 10:19 IST