Donald Trump attacks George W. Bush after the latter does a coronavirus video

  • In Business
  • 2020-05-03 18:36:56Z

WASHINGTON - Former President George W. Bush released a video this weekend encouraging Americans to stand up to the coronavirus pandemic, and did not mention current President Donald Trump.

It doesn't sound like that sat too well with Trump.

"He was nowhere to be found in speaking up against the greatest Hoax in American history!" Trump said during a series of Sunday tweets in which he otherwise echoed praise of his performance on the virus and other issues.

Trump's criticism of Bush dealt with the latter's silence during the impeachment investigation and trial. But he quoted a Fox News commentator who was talking about the coronavirus video that Bush made.

Pete Hegseth of Fox said he appreciated Bush's video, but wondered why the former president didn't urge people to put partisanship aside during the impeachment drama.

More: Bush and Trump: The contrast that went unspoken but was impossible to miss at the funeral

In his video, Bush praised health care workers and other Americans who are meeting a historic "shared threat."

"In the final analysis, we are not partisan combatants," Bush said. "We are human beings, equally vulnerable and equally wonderful in the sight of God. We rise or fall together, and we are determined to rise."

Bush's message of unity won widespread praise and drew comparisons to Trump.

"In the face of a crisis that requires leadership, empathy, and trust in science, Trump has come up short," tweeted former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti. "Bush's video should remind Republicans that they can do better."

Other critics noted that Trump wrote "bye the way," when he meant to say "by the way."

Trump and Bush have made no secret of their disdain for each other.

Bush said he did not appreciate Trump's attacks on him, his brother, and his father during the 2016 Republican primaries, as the New York businessman defeated a field of opponents that included former Florida Gov. Jeb. Bush.

After Trump was sworn in as president, the Bush team let it be known that he found the new president's inaugural address - including a reference to an "American carnage" - to be "some weird s---."

Trump, meanwhile, claims his predecessors, plural, left him messes that created problems.

Asked recently if he planned to speak with living presidents about how to deal with the pandemic, Trump said no.

"So I don't want to disturb them, bother them," Trump said. "I don't think I'm going to learn much. I guess you could say that there's probably a natural inclination not to call."

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Donald Trump attacks George W. Bush after a coronavirus video


More Related News

George Floyd death: Ex-officer charged with murder in Minneapolis
George Floyd death: Ex-officer charged with murder in Minneapolis

An ex-police officer in Minneapolis is detained over the death of unarmed black man George Floyd.

George Floyd protests erupt across nation: Police clear streets after fires in Minneapolis; violence in Columbus, Louisville
George Floyd protests erupt across nation: Police clear streets after fires in Minneapolis; violence in Columbus, Louisville

In two deeply shaken cities, peaceful protests later turned violent over the deaths of unarmed black Americans George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.

Twitter hides Trump tweet for
Twitter hides Trump tweet for 'glorifying violence'
  • US
  • 2020-05-29 07:47:00Z

Twitter's decision to step in, at a time of racially charged civil unrest in cities across the United States, escalates a feud between Trump and tech companies. It came just hours after Trump signed an executive order threatening Silicon Valley social media firms with new regulations over free speech. "...These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won't let that happen.

Coronavirus postcard that featured Trump
Coronavirus postcard that featured Trump's name cost struggling Postal Service $28 million

Trump's coronavirus post card, mailed to every American home, drew fire from critics who noted it prominently featured his name in an election year.

Fox News Anchor Confronts Kayleigh McEnany on Her Mail-In Voting Hypocrisy
Fox News Anchor Confronts Kayleigh McEnany on Her Mail-In Voting Hypocrisy

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany may have found herself in an uncomfortable position on Thursday when Fox News anchor Ed Henry briefly pressed her on her lengthy history of voting by mail.Over the past several weeks, President Donald Trump has railed against mail-in ballots as more states consider expanding the process amid the coronavirus pandemic, falsely claiming that vote-by-mail is rife with fraud and abuse. The president's repeated falsehoods on the topic were eventually flagged by Twitter, prompting outrage from conservatives and the president drafting an executive order about social media.During a typically friendly interview with McEnany on Fox News' America's...

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply


  • 먹튀
    (2020-05-04 15:29:13Z)

    Pretty good post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed reading your blog posts. Any way I'll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you post again soon. Big thanks for the useful info.


Top News: Business