George W.. Bush stuur 'n vakansiekaart met 'n spitse boodskap omdat Trump die verkiesingsverlies ontken

Washington Oudpresident George W.. Bush has sent out holiday cards with a pointed message about a hopeful new year as President Donald Trump continues to deny his election loss.

Die kaart, which was obtained by CNN, includes an image of Bush’s painting of the Statue of Liberty that is titledBeacon of Hope, 2020” and part of his new art collection celebrating immigrants.
May the light of the holiday season shine bright in your heart now and throughout the New Year,” the card’s message reads.
George W.. Bush Christmas Card

George W.. Bush Christmas Card

George W.. Bush Christmas Card

The holiday card from the only living former Republican president comes as Trump and his GOP allies continue to deny his election loss even after the Electoral College on Monday affirmed President-elect Joe Biden’s win.
    The President for weeks has spread false claims of widespread fraud despite courts in all of the battleground states rejecting his campaign’s challenges to the election.
    But Bush was quick to congratulate Biden last month, both in a phone call and in a verklaring that said while Trump has the right to pursue legal challenges and recounts, die 2020 wedloop was “fundamentally fair” en “its outcome is clear.
    Though we have political differences, I know Joe Biden to be a good man, who has won his opportunity to lead and unify our country,” Bush had said. “The President-elect reiterated that while he ran as a Democrat, he will govern for all Americans. I offered him the same thing I offered Presidents Trump and Obama: my prayers for his success, and my pledge to help in any way I can.
    Bush has largely stayed out of politics since leaving office in January 2009. He was only an occasional presence on the campaign trail in 2016, when his brother, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, ran against Trump and others in the Republican presidential primary.
    Steeds, he has periodically offered thinly veiled shots at Trump during his time in office.
    In 2017, Bush gave a speech in New York condemning bigotry and white supremacy while endorsing policies that ran counter to those supported by Trump.
      Our identity as a nation, unlike other nations, is not determined by geography or ethnicity, by soil or blood. … This means that people from every race, godsdiens, ethnicity can be full and equally American,” he said during remarks at the George W. Bush Institute in New York City. “It means that bigotry and white supremacy, in any form, is blasphemy against the American creed.
      Hy het dit bygevoeg “bigotry seems emboldened,” though he didn’t explain why.

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