George W. Bush speaks out towards ‘bigotry’ under Trump

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George W. Bush speaks out against 'bigotry' under Trump

In a rare public speech on Thurs, former President George W. Rose bush blasted the state of discourse which has marked President Trump’s first 9 months in office.

“Bigotry seems emboldened,” Rose bush said in his opening remarks on the Bush Institute’s Spirit of Freedom event in New York City. “Our politics seems more vulnerable to conspiracy theories and outright fabrication.”

“We’ve seen our discourse degraded by casual cruelty,” the previous president continued. “At times, it could seem like the forces pulling us apart are stronger than the forces binding us together. Argument turns too easily into animosity. Disagreement escalates into dehumanization.”

Bush did not point out Trump by name. But their comments came just three times after the president falsely suggested that will neither he nor former Leader Barack Obama had called to provide their condolences to the families of dropped soldiers.

And the 43rd Oughout. S. president â€? who was the who strongly condemned the assault that erupted during a white supremacist rally in August in Charlottesville, Va. â€? seemingly had Trump’s “America first” doctrine in mind.

“We’ve seen nationalism distorted into nativism,” Rose bush said, warning that “bigotry or white supremacy in any form is blasphemy against the American creed.”

He continuing: “Bullying and prejudice in our public life sets a national tone, provides permission for cruelty and bigotry, and compromises the moral education of children. The only way to pass along civic values is to first live up to them.”

Former President George W. Rose bush speaks in New York on Thurs. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Though they are each Republicans, Bush and Trump is much apart when it comes to how they speak about ethnic and religious minorities.

After the particular Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, Rose bush visited an Islamic center within Washington D. C., to beg for tolerance towards Muslims even while he vowed to seek retribution for that terrorists. Trump once reacted in order to terrorism abroad by touting the baseless anti-Muslim war-crime tale.

“We’ve seen the return of isolationist sentiments,” Bush said, “forgetting that American security is directly threatened by the chaos and despair of distant places, where threats such as terrorism, infectious disease, criminal gangs and drug trafficking can reemerge.”

The former chief executive then unveiled a “call to action,” setting out five recommendations for restoring “America’s identity.” One of them: confronting Russia’s interference in the Oughout. S. election.

“According to our intelligence services, the Russian government has made a project of turning Americans against each other,” Bush stated. “This effort is broad, systemic and stealthy. It’s conducted across a range of social media platforms. Ultimately, this assault won’t succeed. But foreign aggressions, including cyberattacks, disinformation and financial influence, should never be downplayed or tolerated.”

Bush also said the United States should engage with world leaders on the worldwide stage.

“We cannot wish globalization away,” he said.

Finally, Bush said, elected officials should project “cultural and moral leadership” in order to combat “a crisis of confidence.”

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