Obama said on CBS News' "Face the Nation" that Bush gave him two good pieces of advice. He at first complimented the former Republican president and said he was "a really good man" despite their political differences.
He said that Bush's family had also been "terrific" to his family.
"The first piece of advice was, "Trust yourself. And know that ultimately regardless of the day-to-day news cycles and the noise that the American people need their president to succeed, regardless of political party." Which I thought was very generous of him," Obama said. "The second piece of advice is, "Always use Purell hand sanitizer. Because if you don't, you're going to get a lot of colds because you shake a lot hands."