AGENCIES, Washington: Former President George W. Bush released a video this weekend encouraging Americans to stand up to the coronavirus pandemic. The video did not mention anything about President Donald Trump.
And it seems that the US president didn’t like the idea.
In his video, Bush praised health care workers and other Americans who are meeting a historic “shared threat.”
“In the final analysis, we are not partisan combatants,” Bush said. “We are human beings, equally vulnerable and equally wonderful in the sight of God. We rise or fall together, and we are determined to rise.”
“He was nowhere to be found in speaking up against the greatest Hoax in American history!” Trump said in a series of tweets Sunday in which he otherwise echoed praise of his performance on the virus and other issues.
Trump’s criticism of Bush dealt with the latter’s silence during the impeachment investigation and trial. But he quoted a Fox News commentator who was talking about the coronavirus video Bush made.
.@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