George Bush Delights Democrats, Infuriates MAGA World With Veiled Jan. 6, 9/11 Comparison

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from Newsweek,

In the 20th anniversary of the deadliest terror attack in the U.S., former President George W. Bush warned of danger from domestic terrorists, delighting Democrats and infuriating supporters of former President Donald Trump.

“We have seen growing evidence that the dangers to our country can come, not only across borders, but from violence that gathers within,” Bush said in a speech marking the anniversary at the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

“There is little cultural overlap between violent extremists abroad and violent extremists at home,” he said. “But in their disdain for pluralism, in their disregard for human life, in their determination to defile national symbols, they are children of the same foul spirit.”

Keith Olbermann, a former MSNBC anchor who was suspended from the network in 2010 for making political contributions, tweeted: “Even George W. Bush now recognizes Trump, his supporters and those who directly participated in the 1/6 Coup attempt are terrorists—surely as the 9/11 ones were. I’ll say it again: Trump damaged America in a way Bin Laden only dreamed of.”

Meanwhile, Trump supporters and far-right figures vehemently condemned Bush’s remarks online.

Former Senate candidate and longtime Republican Rob Maness tweeted, “I have personally overlooked many things from former President George W. Bush but his comparison between Trump voters and the Jihadists from 9/11 is an absolute disgrace.”

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