In an obvious shot at supporters of Donald Trump on Saturday, former President George W. Bush compared domestic terrorists to the terrorists who attacked our nation 20 years ago on 9/11.
September 11, 2001 changed our country forever. It marked a new era, scarred an entire generation, and resulted in a war in Afghanistan that would rage for the next 20 years until last month when the last American soldier withdrew from that country just days before the 20th anniversary of the attacks.
In that same time period, domestic terrorism has been on the rise from right-wing groups and came to a head on January 6th when Trump supporters violently stormed the Capitol in an attempt to overthrow democracy. Trump supporters continue to plan future attacks.
While Trump continues to incite violence, Bush condemned these domestic terrorists during a speech commemorating the 20th anniversary of 9/11 on Saturday by comparing them to the 9/11 terrorists.
“Many Americans struggled to understand why an enemy would hate us with such zeal,” Bush said. “The security measures incorporated into our lives are both sources of comfort and reminders of our vulnerability and we have seen growing evidence that the dangers to our country can come not only across borders but from violence that gathers within.”
“There is little cultural overlap between violent extremists abroad and violent extremists at home,” he continued. “But in their disdain for pluralism, disregard for human life. In their determination to defile national symbols they are children of the same foul spirit and it is our continuing duty to confront them.”
Here’s the video via YouTube:
While Bush did not specifically mention Trump supporters, they clearly knew he was talking about them. Trump supporter and conservative twit Jack Posobiec threw a hissy fit at Bush over the comparison.
Disgraced fmr president George W Bush is using the 9/11 memorial to say Trump voters are the same as the radical jihadists who attacked 20 years ago
This is who he is
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) September 11, 2021
Bush’s comparison, however, was totally appropriate. Trump supporters literally tried to execute a coup to keep Donald Trump in power despite the fact that he legitimately lost the 2020 Election to President Joe Biden. They even intended to assassinate lawmakers and they brutally assaulted police officers. If Trump supporters don’t want to be compared to the 9/11 terrorists they shouldn’t be acting like terrorists. It’s that simple.
Make no mistake, the insurrection was a terrorist attack, and more of them are being planned. We need domestic terrorism laws in this country and these threats must be severely handled before it’s too late.
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