Twitter Reacts To Ross Perot’s Death SUBSCRIBE: https://youtu.be/xsXMP6qQv-w : H. Ross Perot, the Texas billionaire who made his money in the tech field and famously had two unsuccessful runs for the U.S. presidency as a third-party candidate, died on July 9th, 2019 after a battle with leukemia. He was 89.
In a statement to ABC News, a spokesman for the Perot family said:
“With deep sadness, I am letting you know that Mr. Perot passed away early Tuesday at his home, surrounded by his family. Mr. Perot was a true patriot and a dedicated humanitarian. He will be missed greatly.”
Best known for his thick Texas accent and aversion to wasteful government spending, Perot famously paid for numerous 30-minute primetime television spots with $63.5 million of his own money, according to USA Today. In these spots, he made his case to the America people using his trademark graphs and pie charts.
Regardless of how you felt about Perot’s political ideas, there was no denying his charm and charisma.
In 1992, Perot’s folksy pitch won a whopping 19% of the vote in the presidential election. Many people blamed Perot for costing George H.W. Bush the election that year… but that didn’t stop George W. Bush from releasing a statement of condolence to his fellow Texan’s family:
“Texas and America have lost a strong patriot. Ross Perot epitomized the entrepreneurial spirit and the American creed. He gave selflessly of his time and resources to help others in our community, across our country, and around the world. He loved the U.S. military and supported our service members and veterans.”
Texas Governor Greg Abbott also remembered Perot in a statement of his own:
“Ross Perot exemplified what it means to be a Texan and an American. Born into extreme poverty, he rose up to become one [of] our nation’s most successful entrepreneurs and an exemplar of the American dream. […] His charitable work and his support of the United States Military and its veterans will forever be remembered.”
Over on Twitter, people praised Perot’s shrewd business sense and political legacy.
Texas Senator Ted Cruz tweeted:
“Our hearts are heavy as we bid farewell to Ross Perot. In his 89 years on earth, he lived the American dream to the fullest. Ross is a Texas legend. He will be remembered as an outstanding entrepreneur, philanthropist, and dedicated husband and father.”
Former governor Mike Huckabee tweeted:
“Just learned of [the] death of H. Ross Perot at age 89. He was a brilliant businessman, a true American patriot, and a generous philanthropist. From humble start in Texarkana, USA he lived and proved the American Dream. Condolences to his wonderful family.”
Former senator Bob Dole tweeted:
“Elizabeth and I are saddened to hear of Ross Perot’s passing. He was a friend and a man who deeply cared about our nation’s men and women in uniform.”
T-Mobile CEO John Legere wrote:
“Ross Perot was a visionary and epitomized entrepreneurship in the tech world. He will be greatly missed and remembered with admiration.”
Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson tweeted:
“We have lost a true Dallas icon. Ross Perot was a veteran, successful businessman, and philanthropist who spent his life working hard to make our city, state, and country better.”
Former Vice President Al Gore also remembered him fondly:
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