While Donald Trump provided boxing commentary at a casino in Fort Lauderdale, other former American Presidents were commemorating the twentieth anniversary of the September 11th attacks. George W. Bush made a speech that managed to especially trigger the Trumpian wing of the Republican Party. He said, "we have seen growing evidence that the dangers to our country can come not only across borders but from violence that gathers within . . . they are children of the same foul spirit and it is our continuing duty to confront them." On Twitter, there are right wingers trying to claim Bush was referring to Black Lives Matter or Antifa protesters, but it’s obvious who the former president was actually referring to. Bush was alluding to the insurrectionists who sieged the Capitol on January 6th in an effort to end democracy in the United States and install Trump as president for a second term. Bush managed to upset folks on the left as well with this speech, by arguing that his military actions in Afghanistan and Iraq made sense. This is a reminder that Bush is no figure to be glorified and his reputation should not be reformed. However, it also goes to show how nutty the American right has become when George W. Bush can come across as somewhat reasonable compared to the lunacy and selfishness of Donald Trump.
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