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Former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura Bush, arrive for the memorial service for former Texas Governor Mark White at Second Baptist Church, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017 in Houston. White, who battled kidney cancer, died Saturday at age 77. Bush praised White, who served in the 1980s, as a good and decent man who "envisioned a Texas where all children were educated." (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP)

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FILE - This Sept. 12, 2013 file photo shows President George W. Bush speaking during an energy conference at the Bush Institute in Dallas. Bush says he didn’t intend to criticize President Donald Trump when he said recently that a free press is essential to democracy. Bush said Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, he was simply responding to a reporter’s question about the role of journalism. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

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FILE - This Feb. 13, 2006 file photo President George W. Bush, right, presents the National Medal of Science to Dr. Kenneth J. Arrow, left, from Stanford University, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Arrow, the youngest ever winner of a Nobel prize for economics, has died. His son, David, says Arrow died on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, at his home in Palo Alto. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

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In this Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, photo A.T. Cross Co. custom-made pens designed for President Donald Trump, top, former President Barack Obama, center, and former President George W. Bush, below, featuring their signatures and presidential seals, rest side by side at the Cross Company Store in Providence, R.I. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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Republican candidate George W. Bush rallied enough voters in Florida to eke out a victory in 2000 but won 52.1 percent in the state in 2004.

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Republican candidate George W. Bush rallied enough voters in Florida to eke out a victory in 2000 but won 52.1 percent in the state in 2004.

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Former first lady Nancy Reagan, left, is escorted by former President George W. Bush following the funeral for former first lady Betty Ford at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church Tuesday, July 12, 2011, in Palm Desert, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, Pool)

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In this Aug. 8, 2008, file photo, President George W. Bush is met by Deuce McAllister, left, and Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints football team as he arrives at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport on the way to events marking the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, in Kenner, La. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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George W. Bush's Scottish terrier, Barney, was the White House pet dog for eight years. He used to chase golf balls on the green at Camp David and guard the South Lawn to the White House like a Secret Service agent, according to a statement Bush gave on Barney's passing in 2013.

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Image #: 2625014 Former President George H.W. Bush, U.S. President George W. Bush, and Governor Jeb Bush, leave together after the christening ceremony of the USS George H.W. Bush at Northrop-Grumman's shipyard in Newport News, Virginia October 7, 2006. The Navy's Nimitz-class aircraft carrier is scheduled to enter service in late 2008. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque /Landov

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The motorcade carrying President George W. Bush travels along the Baltimore Washington Parkway as it returns to the White House on May 11, 2005. (Associated Press)

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Rolling Thunder founder Artie Muller with President George W. Bush in 2008 (White House image)

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said that under his brother, former President George W. Bush, the federal government spent far too much. However, he also defended the NSA's controversial phone-snooping program as a crucial intelligence-gathering tool. (Associated Press)

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Rolling Thunder founder Artie Muller has brought attention to veterans' issues for years; here he is greeted at the White House by President George W. Bush in 2008. (white house)

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The legacies of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush loom large over the campaigns of HIllary Clinton and Jeb Bush. (Associated Press)

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Former President George W. Bush joined roughly 20 wounded veterans on Thursday for a 100-kilometer, three-day bike ride as part of the Bush Institute's Military Service Initiative. (The Bush Institute)

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Sean Penn sarcastically thanked former President George W. Bush and former Vice President Dick Cheney Wednesday night for supposedly "inventing" the Islamic State terror group that is wreaking havoc across the Middle East. (TBS/Conan)

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Former first lady Laura Bush, left, first lady Michelle Obama, President Barack Obama, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., former President George W. Bush, and Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Ala., hold hands during a prayer after the president's speech by the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., on the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday," a landmark event of the civil rights movement, Saturday, March 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)