If the Trump presidency has been good for anyone, it's George W. Bush. Once assumed to be the dumbest person who could ever lose the popular vote and still take office, that honor was reassigned to one Donald J. Trump in January. And as Trump tweets and golfs through his presidency, Bush looks downright reasonable by comparison. Sure, he may have erroneously attacked Iraq over false reports of weapons of mass destruction (and oil) but at least he isn't Donald fucking Trump.
The differences between the last dumbfuck and the current dumbfuck were made all the more apparent Thursday during a speech Dubya gave at the Bush Institute.
"Our identity as a nation—unlike many other nations—is not determined by geography or ethnicity, by soil or blood," Bush said. "Being an American involves the embrace of high ideals and civic responsibility. We become the heirs of Thomas Jefferson by accepting the ideal of human dignity found in the Declaration of Independence. We become the heirs of James Madison by understanding the genius and values of the U.S. Constitution. We become the heirs of Martin Luther King, Jr., by recognizing one another not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."
Trump, on the other hand, probably thinks Martin Luther King, Jr. is a street.
Bush went on to talk about threats from cyber attacks (and Russia), globalization, American ideals, democracy, and leadership. It was a shockingly coherent speech from the man who literally could not pronounce the word "nuclear" while in office. Then again, our standards have dropped.
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