Former Presidents Bush 41 and Bush 43 condemn bigotry following CharlottesvilleBaltimore Post-Examiner

Former Presidents Bush 41 and Bush 43 condemn bigotry following Charlottesville

WASHINGTON- Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush condemned bigotry and offered prayers following last weekend’s violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va.

“America must always reject racial bigotry, anti-Semitism, and hatred in all forms. As we pray for Charlottesville, we are reminded of the fundamental truths recorded by that city’s most prominent citizen in the Declaration of Independence: we are all created equal and endowed by our Creator with unalienable rights. We know these truths to be everlasting because we have seen the decency and greatness of our country,” the two said in a joint statement Wednesday.

The Bushs’ condemnation of bigotry was preceded by former President Barack Obama, who just hours after Saturday’s rally, issued a Tweet promoting racial unity vis-a-vis a quotation from deceased-former-South African president and anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela.

 

Obama’s Tweet, which has garnered close to 3.5 million likes, is the most “liked” Tweet in the social media network’s history.

President Donald Trump has received criticism from both Republicans and Democrats for his recent suggestion that anti-racist protestors and the white nationalists they confronted were equally to blame for the violence that engulfed Charlottesville.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) on Wednesday arguably delivered the most forceful condemnation of Trump’s remarks.

“Pathetic, isn’t it?” Kasich told NBC’s TODAY.

“There is “no moral equivalency” between neo-Nazis and the KKK and “anybody else,” he said.

This article is republished with permission from Talk Media News 


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