12/7/2018

BUSH FAMILY/REX TILLERSON/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump denounced his first secretary of state, Rex W. Tillerson, as ‘dumb as a rock’ and ‘lazy as hell’ on Friday [12-7-18] after Mr. Tillerson said that the president had regularly pushed him to take actions that were illegal. Mr. Trump, who fired Mr. Tillerson with a Twitter post […]

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12/6/2018

BUSH FAMILY/RELIGION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are being criticized online for not reciting the Apostles’ Creed during the funeral of former President George H. W. Bush at the Washington National Cathedral on Wednesday [12-5-18]. The Trumps appeared to abstain from joining the rest of the church – including former […]

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12/5/2018

BUSH FAMILY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump didn’t speak at the memorial service for former President George H.W. Bush on Wednesday [12-5-18], and the eulogists who did speak addressed the congregation with the understanding that they wouldn’t challenge the occupant of the Oval Office, seated in the front pew. Even so, the contrast and the […]

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12/5/2018

BUSH FAMILY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump is taking criticism for using an eight-car motorcade to travel about 250 yards to welcome the Bush family at Blair House, the guest quarters across the street from the White House. A Washington Post article cited a former Obama administration official who said previous presidents, including Barack Obama, […]

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12/5/2018

BUSH FAMILY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Awkward handshakes, folded arms and a forward stare. President Donald Trump joined the group of living ex-U.S. presidents on Wednesday [12-5-18] to commemorate the life of former President George H. W. Bush, but in a service characterized by emotion and good feeling, warmth between the current and former occupants of the […]

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12/5/2018

BUSH FAMILY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The hilltop cathedral in Washington filled Wednesday [12-5-18] with recollections of George H.W. Bush as a modest but mighty president, a man whose characteristic humility was belied one final time with all the pageantry of a state funeral. ‘He valued character over pedigree and he was not a cynic. He looked […]

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12/5/2018

BUSH FAMILY/MELANIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A day before the funeral of former President George H.W. Bush, first lady Melania Trump invited former first lady Laura Bush and a crowd of Bush relatives to the White House, then later joined President Donald Trump in a condolence visit to the Bushes at Blair House in a rapprochement of […]

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12/5/2018

BUSH FAMILY/CHINA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump is expressing optimism that China will to push forward with a cease fire on trade as tensions between Washington and Beijing escalates. Trump tweeted early Wednesday [12-5-18] that Beijing is sending ‘very strong signals’ about a new trade framework since returning from talks over the weekend in […]

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12/5/2018

BUSH FAMILY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Doug Wead, a truly great presidential historian, had a wonderful take on a very beautiful moment in history, the funeral service today of President Bush. Doug was able to brilliantly cover some very important and interesting periods of time! @LouDobbs” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 5, 2018 9:24 am […]

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12/5/2018

BUSH FAMILY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Looking forward to being with the Bush family. This is not a funeral, this is a day of celebration for a great man who has led a long and distinguished life. He will be missed!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 5, 2018 8:56 am  […]

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12/5/2018

BUSH FAMILY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The memorial service for George H.W. Bush was a perfectly civil and eminently civilized event, and if one was listening in a literal-minded way it all sounded like a grand exception to life in modern Washington—two hours of stories and tributes that were entirely bereft of political tension. The only way […]

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12/5/2018

BUSH FAMILY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Awkward handshakes, folded arms and a forward stare. President Donald Trump joined the group of living ex-U.S. presidents on Wednesday [12-5-18] to commemorate the life of former President George H. W. Bush, but in a service characterized by emotion and good feeling, warmth between the current and former occupants of the […]

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12/5/2018

BUSH FAMILY/CLINTONS/JIMMY CARTER/OBAMA/TRUMP FAMILY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The nation’s most exclusive fraternity — the presidents club — assembled Wednesday [12-5-18] to mourn George H.W. Bush, putting on public display its uneasy relationship with the current occupant of the Oval Office. The uncomfortable reunion brought President Donald Trump together in the same pew with past White House […]

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12/4/2018

BUSH FAMILY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A grandson of George H.W. Bush said Tuesday [12-4-18] that the late 41st president wanted his state funeral to be an opportunity for the nation to put aside political differences…President Donald Trump and George P. Bush’s father, Jeb, engaged in a vitriolic primary rivalry during the 2016 campaign, and Trump has […]

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12/4/2018

BUSH FAMILY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “George H.W. Bush can perform one last, posthumous service to his country this week by orchestrating a rare moment of unity and a short-term truce in the rancorous politics swirling around the crisis-stricken Trump presidency. The remains of the former president, who died at home in Texas on Friday [11-20-18] night […]

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12/4/2018

BUSH FAMILY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump said Tuesday [12-4-18] that he’s ‘looking forward’ to spending time with the Bush family, whose members include longstanding political rivals of his, during their stay in Washington this week for the funeral of former President George H.W. Bush…Bush, 94, died late Friday [11-30-18]. He was elected president in […]

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12/4/2018

BUSH FAMILY/MELANIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Looking forward to being with the wonderful Bush family at Blair House today. The former First Lady will be coming over to the White House this morning to be given a tour of the Christmas decorations by Melania. The elegance & precision of the last two days have been remarkable!” -Donald […]

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12/4/2018

BUSH FAMILY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump said he will visit the mourning family of former President George H.W. Bush on Tuesday [12-4-18] at Blair House, near the White House…Located across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House, Blair House is the official guest house for U.S. presidents. Trump will attend Wednesday’s [12-5-18] state funeral for […]

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12/4/2018

BUSH FAMILY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump said he will visit the mourning family of former President George H.W. Bush on Tuesday [12-4-18] at Blair House, near the White House…Located across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House, Blair House is the official guest house for U.S. presidents. Trump will attend Wednesday’s [12-5-18] state funeral for […]

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12/3/2018

BUSH FAMILY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “For President Donald Trump, there was once no worse insult than being ‘a Bushie.’ That, a former White House official told POLITICO earlier this year, was ‘worse than being a Democrat.’ If Trump has been thinking such thoughts since the death of former president George H.W. Bush on Saturday [12-1-18], he […]

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12/3/2018

BUSH FAMILY/MELANIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump paid a brief visit to the U.S. Capitol on Monday [12-3-18] night to pay his respects to predecessor George H.W. Bush. Accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, the president who has had friction with the Bush family paused in silence at the ex-president’s flag-draped casket in the rotunda […]

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12/3/2018

BUSH FAMILY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Former President George Bush made his final journey to the nation’s capital on Monday [12-3-18], his coffin arriving at the Capitol as the rays of the setting sun washed over the plaza where family and friends stood solemnly during a 21-gun salute that began four days of commemoration of his life […]

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12/1/2018

BUSH FAMILY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President George H.W. Bush led a long, successful and beautiful life. Whenever I was with him I saw his absolute joy for life and true pride in his family. His accomplishments were great from beginning to end. He was a truly wonderful man and will be missed by all!” -Donald Trump, […]

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11/30/2018

BUSH FAMILY/GOP/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The contrast couldn’t be more striking. President George H.W. Bush was a war hero, an internationalist who played a consequential role in maintaining the post-war world order. In domestic politics, he is remembered as a pillar of the Republican establishment, a pragmatist who pined for a ‘kinder, gentler nation.’ President Donald […]

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6/19/2018

BORDER/BUSH/CHILDREN/HILLARY CLINTON/IMMIGRATION/MELANIA/OBAMA FAMILY: “In the weeks since the Trump administration instituted a zero tolerance policy that seeks to criminally prosecute anyone who crosses the border unlawfully and effectively causes children to be separated from their families, criticism has poured in from advocacy groups, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle and a host of political […]

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6/15/2018

BUSH FAMILY/CLINTONS/MEDIA/RUSSIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I’ve had to beat 17 very talented people including the Bush Dynasty, then I had to beat the Clinton Dynasty, and now I have to beat a phony Witch Hunt and all of the dishonest people covered in the IG Report…and never forget the Fake News Media. It never ends!” -Donald […]

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4/21/2018

BUSH FAMILY/MELANIA: “Heading to the Southern White House to watch the Funeral Service of Barbara Bush. First Lady Melania has arrived in Houston to pay our respects. Will be a beautiful day!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, April 21, 2018 10:47 am […]

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4/21/2018

BUSH FAMILY: “Today, my thoughts and prayers are with the entire Bush family. In memory of First Lady Barbara Bush, there is a remembrance display located at her portrait in the Center Hall of the @WhiteHouse. https://t.co/AuJ3RLZyax“ –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, April 21, 2018 10:45 am […]

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4/20/2018

BUSH FAMILY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump will not attend Saturday’s [4-21-18] funeral service for former first lady Barbara Bush, the White House said in a statement Thursday [4-19-18], citing the desire to ‘avoid disruptions’ and out of respect for her family and friends…President Trump offered his condolences to the Bush family Wednesday [4-18-18] as […]

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8/16/2017

BUSH FAMILY/RACISM: “President Trump has faced criticism for not being strong enough in his condemnation of Ku Klux Klan members and neo-Nazis who staged a rally in Charlottesville last weekend — and for saying ‘all sides’ were responsible for the violence that ensued. The criticism intensified after the president’s impromptu news conference Tuesday [8-15-17] in […]

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6/19/2017

9/11/BUSH FAMILY/SUPREME COURT: “The Supreme Court ruled former high-ranking officials in the George W. Bush administration, including former Attorney General John Ashcroft and former FBI Director Robert Mueller, could not be held accountable in claims brought by non-citizens after 9/11. The decision was 4-2. Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor recused themselves because they dealt […]

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04/13/2017

BUSH FAMILY/FOREIGN POLICY/IMMIGRATION/NATIONAL SECURITY/WALL: “Former President George W. Bush made the case for continuing to fund foreign aid programs and offering a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants in a recent interview with NPR. Although Bush refrained from directly criticizing President Donald Trump in his comments, they contrast with the current Oval Office occupant’s call […]

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3/30/2017

BUSH FAMILY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Jeb Bush has some advice for his onetime rival President Donald Trump: ‘Stop saying things that aren’t true.’ Trump’s unsuccessful rival for the Republican presidential nomination says the new tenant in the White House has made ‘some really good appointments’ and acted ‘decisively’ on rolling back regulations — but he is […]

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2/27/2017

BUSH FAMILY/TRAVEL BAN: “Former President George W. Bush has weighed in on the current administration’s controversial travel ban. During an interview with Today‘s Matt Lauer on Monday [2-27-17], Bush argued in favor of religious freedom when asked about President Donald Trump‘s Jan. 27 executive order, which temporarily banned people from seven predominantly Muslim countries from […]

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1/21/2016

BUSH FAMILY: “He’s like a lost soul, Jeb Bush … this poor, pathetic, low-energy guy.” [Note: On 1-15-2000 Trump stated, “Jeb Bush is a good man. I’ve held fundraisers for him. He’s exactly the kind of political leader this country needs now and will very much need in the future. He, too, knows how to […]

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6/15/2015

BUSH FAMILY: “Do we really need another Bush in the White House— we have had enough of them. https://t.co/sbUVyBG6KE”  – 6/15/2015, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, 6/15/2015 […]

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5/12/2015

BUSH FAMILY/IRAQ/MEDIA: “Jeb Bush really blew his interview with @megynkelly – should cost him big time. Said he would do the disastrous Iraq war all over again”  – 5/12/2015, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, 5/12/2015 […]

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4/25/2013

BUSH FAMILY: “We need another Bush in office about as much as we need Obama to have a 3rd term. No more Bushes!”  – 4/25/2013, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, trumptwitterarchive.com, 4/25/2013 […]

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1/15/2000

BUSH FAMILY: “Jeb Bush is a good man. I’ve held fundraisers for him. He’s exactly the kind of political leader this country needs now and will very much need in the future. He, too, knows how to hang in there. His first shot at Florida’s governorship didn’t work out, but he didn’t give up. He […]

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3/14/1990

BUSH FAMILY: “But I disagree with him [George H W Bush] when he talks of a kinder, gentler America. I think if this country gets any kinder or gentler, it’s literally going to cease to exist.”  – Donald Trump, Playboy Magazine, March 14, 1990 […]

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