Trump Blasts George Bush For Calling For Bipartisanship
President Trump set his laser sights on former President George Bush after Bush called for bipartisanship during the Coronavirus pandemic. The three-minute video was shared to Twitter on Saturday. In the video, Bush implored Americans to remember “how small our differences are in the face of this shared threat.”
Win McNamee/Getty ImagesBush went on to say, “In the final analysis, we are not partisan combatants. We are human beings, equally vulnerable and equally wonderful in the sight of God.” He continued. “We rise or fall together, and we are determined to rise.”
— George W. Bush Presidential Center (@TheBushCenter) May 2, 2020
While the message was seen as uplifting to some, President Donald Trump did not welcome the former President’s optimistic message. Trump responded with a tweet reminding Bush that he did not support Trump during his impeachment trial over his alleged miss dealings with Ukraine. “He was nowhere to be found in speaking up against the greatest Hoax in American history!” Trump tweeted, Sunday. Trump seemed to be going off the comments of Fox News Anchor, Pete Hegseth. Hegseth asked why the former president did not call for, “putting partisanship aside” during Trump’s trial.
Trump was impeached by the House back in December for allegedly pressuring The president of Ukraine to investigate former Vice President, Joe Biden. The President was acquitted by the Senate this past February. The tweet from Trump comes at a time when millions of Americans are facing many uncertainties, such as unemployment and lack of healthcare. A message of hope and togetherness from a former president may be what the nation needs right now.