George W Bush Calls For Unity During This Pandemic
We are still in a pandemic and partisan politics is the last thing we need as Americans and our economy are still suffering. Former President George W. Bush took the time to address the nation via Twitter and warn again partisan politics especially as Americans are struggling.
“This is a challenging and solemn time in the life of our nation and world. A remorseless, invisible enemy threatens the elderly and vulnerable among us, a disease that can quickly take breath and life. Medical professionals are risking their own health for the health of others, and we’re deeply grateful.
“Officials at every level are setting out the requirements of public health that protect us all, and we all need to do our part. The disease also threatens broader damage … harm to our sense of safety, security, and community.
“The larger challenge we share is to confront an outbreak of fear and loneliness, and it is frustrating the many of the normal tools of compassion — a hug, a touch — can bring the opposite of the good we intend. In this case, we serve our neighbor by separating from them. We cannot allow physical separation to become emotional isolation. This requires us to be not only compassionate but creative in our outreach. And people across the nation are using the tools of technology in the cause of solidarity. In this time of testing, we need to remember a few things.
“First, let us remember we have faced times of testing before. 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. And I have no doubt, none at all, that this spirit of service and sacrifice is alive and well in America.
“Second, let us remember that empathy and simple kindness are essential and powerful tools of national recovery. Even at an appropriate social distance, we can find ways to be present in the lives of others to ease their anxiety and share their burdens.
“Third, let’s remember that the suffering we experience as a nation does not fall evenly. In the days to come, it will be especially important to care in practical ways for the elderly, the ill, and the unemployed.
“Finally, let us remember how small our differences are in the face of this shared threat. In the final analysis, we are not partisan combatants. We’re human beings, equally vulnerable, and equally wonderful in the sight of God. We rise or fall together … and we’re determined to rise. God bless you all.”
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— George W. Bush Presidential Center (@TheBushCenter) May 2, 2020
Trump weighed in on Bush's speech appreciative of the call for unity but was bothered that Bush had not been as supportive before.
".@PeteHegseth “Oh bye the way, I appreciate the message from former President Bush, but where was he during Impeachment calling for putting partisanship aside.” @foxandfriends He was nowhere to be found in speaking up against the greatest Hoax in American history!"
At least Bush came through this time despite being absent before. He brings up an important point that House Dems nee to start listening to as they are constantly getting in the way when it comes to Corona Relief for struggling Americans and the small businesses that many run.