Trump Strikes Out at Bush for Failing to Support Him During Impeachment

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SWITZERLAND, MAY 04 

US President Donald Trump has criticized former President George W. Bush, for not supporting him during the impeachment proceedings, after the latter published a video on Saturday calling for compassion and solidarity over the coronavirus pandemic.

Bush, who is also a member of the Republican Party alongside Trump, related the current COVID-19 crisis with the September 11, 2001 attacks by Al-Qaeda, which took place just months after he became president.

“Following 9/11 I saw a great nation rise as one to honor the brave, to grieve with the grieving, and to embrace unavoidable new duties,” Bush said, with archive images playing in the background.

Bush, 73, said he was convinced that the “spirit of sacrifice” has not disappeared, and called for compassion as the United States struggles to quell the novel coronavirus.

“Let us remember how small our differences are in the face of this shared threat,” said Bush. “In the final analysis we are not partisan combatants, we are human beings.”

Bush added that Americans should “remember that empathy and simple kindness are essential, powerful tools of national recovery.”

His submissions seem not to have gone well with Trump who responded on Sunday, by quoting a co-anchor from the “Fox and Friends” show on Fox News.

“Oh, by the way, I appreciate the message from former President Bush, but where was he during Impeachment calling for putting partisanship aside,” Trump wrote, quoting the co-anchor.

Trump then added in his own voice: “He was nowhere to be found in speaking up against the greatest Hoax in American history!”

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