Former President George W. Bush once again sent a message on the coronavirus in an article published by the George W. Bush Institute Tuesday, saying that Americans’ “differences are small in the face of this shared threat.”
“This is a solemn and challenging time in the life of our nation and world,” Bush said. “A remorseless, invisible enemy threatens the elderly and vulnerable among us – and some of the healthiest, too.”
Bush also seemed to address the government’s response to the crisis, without mentioning President Donald Trump in specific.
“Officials at every level are setting out the requirements of public health that protect us all,” he wrote. “Extraordinary medical professionals continue to risk their own health for the health of others and search for treatments that will heal the sick and save lives.”
“Our differences are small in the face of this shared threat. In the final analysis, we are equally vulnerable and equally wonderful in the sight of God.” – President George W. Bush https://t.co/XVyVEWtZnN
— George W. Bush Presidential Center (@TheBushCenter) May 19, 2020
“Our differences are small in the face of this shared threat,” he concluded.
“In the final analysis, we are equally vulnerable and equally wonderful in the sight of God. I maintain an unshakeable faith in the future of country, because I know the character of our citizens. We rise or fall together. And we are determined to rise.”
Bush sent a previous message of support to Americans amid the coronavirus panic, urging unity.
— George W. Bush Presidential Center (@TheBushCenter) May 2, 2020
Trump lashed out at Bush over the video, saying, “He was nowhere to be found in speaking up against the greatest Hoax in American history!”
.@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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 3, 2020
Former President Barack Obama, went after Trump too in a leaked phone call, saying that Trump’s response to the virus was an “absolute chaotic disaster.” (RELATED: Obama Rips Trump, Says America Still Lacking ‘Coherent National Plan’ For Coronavirus)
Trump responded by claiming that Obama’s response to the Swine Flu was a “disaster.”