There’s just something about President Trump that drives others to constantly attack his ideals and what he represents – the same ideals Americans went to the polls and voted for in 2016.
Take former President George W. Bush for example, who for eight years was demonized, ridiculed, and blamed for everything under the sun by Barack Obama, but never fought back.
Bush went on the offensive against President Trump at a speech delivered in New York City, leaving no doubt about how he feels toward the new administration.
Without mentioning him by name, Bush picked apart numerous aspects of a new attitude in America under Trump – and it’s clear he’s not a fan.
“Bullying and prejudice in our public life sets a national tone,” Bush said, and “provides permission for cruelty and bigotry.”
He also surmised that in today’s America, “Bigotry seems emboldened; our politics seems more vulnerable to conspiracy theories and outright fabrication.”
President George W Bush in NYC: “We’ve seen nationalism distorted into nativism…we need to recall and recover our own identity” pic.twitter.com/dsiSkFzEVp
— Pat Ward (@WardDPatrick) October 19, 2017
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Bush also attacked the ‘America first’ concept, calling it “isolationist sentiments” and lamented that “we’ve seen nationalism distorted into nativism.”
He added that under Trump, our nation has “forgotten the dynamism that immigration has always brought to America.”
Bush then took a clear shot at the new leader of the free world …
GW Bush: “When we lose sight of our ideals, it is not democracy that has failed. It is the failure of those charged with protecting” it
— David Martosko (@dmartosko) October 19, 2017
With all due respect Mr. Bush, an admirable man and a president unfairly maligned in many ways throughout his tenure – Perhaps had you delivered this kind of fiery protest against Democrats who dragged down your presidency between 2006 and 2008, our nation wouldn’t have ended up with incompetence at the helm in the form of President Obama.
Perhaps had you fought back ever so slightly while Obama blamed the economy, terrorism, the deficit, jobs, climate change, and a lack of a cure for the common cold on you, instead of rolling over and letting him say whatever he wanted, voters wouldn’t have had to search for the one man who would actually fight for what they wanted and fight back when they were called racists, or sexists, or deplorable.
“At times, it can seem like the forces pulling us apart are stronger than the forces binding us together…Too often, we judge other groups by their worst examples while judging ourselves by our best intentions.” – Pres. George W. Bush
— TheBushCenter (@TheBushCenter) October 19, 2017
Sir, this is what the left did to you for over a decade during your presidency and after – they ‘judged you by your worst examples and held them up against their own best intentions.’
Maybe save the fire and brimstone for Democrats, the true party of divisiveness in America?
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