Shortly after being sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, President Donald Trump delivered one of the most patriotic inaugural addresses in the history of the presidency. Assuring his country and the world, that America, and America only, is his top priority, President Trump uttered the word “American” 35 times during his speech — a new record for an inaugural address.
Although Republicans across the nation genuinely loved Trump’s speech, there is one notable exception among Republicans: former President George W. Bush.
The left has found a new ally in George W. Bush after New York Magazine recently published a comment Bush allegedly made immediately following Trump’s speech. According to three anonymous sources who were present at the ceremony, Bush said “That was some weird shit” as soon as Trump finished his speech and left the podium.
However, a spokesman for Bush declined to comment on the rumor, and Bush himself has not made any public comment on Trump’s speech.
With Bush’s comment, it seems the left has had a sudden change of heart in their opinion of the former president. No longer is Bush responsible for a financial crisis, a war, and a myriad of other problems President Obama “inherited.” Instead, Bush is now seen as a hero for the liberal cause; a Republican elite who felt Trump’s patriotism-filled inaugural address was just more than he can stand. Interestingly, George W. Bush ranks behind Bill Clinton for uses of the word “American” in both of his inaugural addresses. According to an analysis done by The Telegraph, Bush used the word “American” a mere 20 times in his first inaugural address. Four years later, seemingly feeling a bit more patriotic, President Bush increased his use of the term by 50 percent. In comparison, President Clinton used the word “American” just over 30 times in both of his inaugural addresses.
However, this isn’t the first time during the Trump presidency that liberals have begun to publicly express their love for George Bush. In February, outspoken liberal television personality Joy Behar, confessed to her audience of millions on The View that “I like George Bush now.” Behar’s comment came after Bush criticized Trump’s war against the mainstream media, and other issues surrounding the Trump presidency.
As is the typical way of the left, in this case liberals can’t help but to blindly flock around the latest criticism of Trump, regardless of the source of the criticism, or even the validity of the criticism. Only during the Trump administration can a former Republican president become a “hero” for liberals everywhere for simply criticizing the new leader of his own political party.
While the left may keep on loving Bush’s words, many of us conservatives will keep on loving Trump’s actions, which are far more powerful than words.