America has had it’s guard up since before Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Now President Trump has made a ban that is leaving refugees and immigrants furious.
Is this the right thing to do? This is what Bush’s daughter thinks.
Reported by westernjournalism,
Jenna Bush Hager, daughter of former President George W. Bush, shared an excerpt from her father’s “Islam is Peace” speech delivered after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in response to President Trump’s temporary immigration and refugee ban.
The 35-year-old tweeted, “‘This is not the America I know…’ just a reminder this (morning) to teach acceptance and love to our kids for all races, all religions.”
The post included an excerpt from the former president’s speech given at Islamic Center of Washington, D.C., six days after the 9/11 attacks.
“This is not the America I know…” just a reminder this am to teach acceptance and love to our kids for all races, all religions.. pic.twitter.com/32XohAGMv7
— Jenna Bush Hager (@JennaBushHager) January 31, 2017
“The face of terror is not the true faith of Islam. That’s not what Islam is all about. Islam is peace. These terrorists don’t represent peace. They represent evil and war,” the 43rd president said at the time. “Women who cover their heads in this country must feel comfortable going outside their homes. Moms who wear cover must be not intimidated in America. That’s not the America I know. That’s not the America I value.”
Criticism toward Trump from the Bush family is nothing new, as several members of their clan threw their support behind Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton during the presidential election after Trump disparaged former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s campaign during the primary season.
Bush Hager’s twin, Barbara, attended a fundraiser for Clinton in Paris and was photographed next to the former secretary of state’s top aide, Huma Abedin.
Last February, former first lady Barbara Bush expressed her distaste with Trump and said she couldn’t understand how women could vote for him. Former first lady Laura Bush famously declared #ImWithHer on an Instagram post.
It was reported that former President George H. W. Bush was going to vote for Clinton, but he never publicly endorsed her.
Bush Hager’s tweet comes amid controversy over Trump’s executive order temporarily banning immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries.
When the order was signed last Friday, the press referred to it as a “Muslim ban.” But Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly shot down those allegations.
At a news conference Tuesday, Kelly told reporters the order creates a “temporary pause” as officials assess the strengths and the weaknesses of America’s current immigration system.
Kelly was adamant in saying the order “is not — I repeat — not a ban on Muslims.”
What do you think?