Former President George W. Bush angered many with the speech he gave on the twentieth anniversary of the September 11th attacks.
He had been the president at the time the terrorists crashed their planes into the towers and caused great destruction and loss of life in America, but his speech made it clear that he doesn’t respect what happened that day.
He spoke in Pennsylvania, where one of the planes went down in a field rather than connecting with its target building, and he compared the attacks that happened twenty years ago to what went on at the capitol on January 6th, 2021.
When people heard the way that former President Bush compared these two unrelated events, they tweeted out against him, calling him a “fraud” and an “imbecile.”
Joe Kent, a congressional candidate who previously served in the military as a Special Forces Chief, tweeted his disappointment in the speech. Several former military members tweeted their disgust about how they served the country under Bush but are now being labeled as terrorists by him.
Many others also spoke out against him and how he compared Trump supporters to those who carried out the horrible attacks in September 2001.
In response to the comparison, many took to Twitter to express outrage.
“There is no comparison between 9/11/2001 & 1/6/2021,” tweeted ACT for America, a grassroots movement “dedicated to preserving America’s culture, sovereignty and security.”
“George W Bush is an imbecile,” the group added.
There is no comparison between 9/11/2001 & 1/6/2021.
“George Bush is a fraud!” declared conservative comedian Terrence K. Williams.
“This clown compared Jan 6th to 9/11,” he added. “What an insult. It’s not even close.”
“When Occupy Democrats is cheering George W Bush you might be confused if you haven’t been paying attention,” political correspondent Jack Posobiec wrote.
“Bush is publicly comparing 9/11 to Jan 6,” he wrote in another tweet. “They want Trump supporters treated like jihadists.”
“Are you paying attention yet?” he added.
“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,” retired U.S. Air Force Col. Rob Maness wrote.
“F*cking unbelievable,” he continued, adding a “NeverForget” hashtag.
“The more I hear from George W Bush, the more I realize there was never really a choice in presidential elections in my lifetime until 2016,” Washington comic and columnist Tim Young wrote.
“George W. Bush, the man who brought us torture, indefinite detention, assassination, and mass surveillance, rebukes those who’ve turned their backs on the ‘America I know,’” journalist Matt Taibbi wrote.
“My disgust over this stupidity knows no bounds,” conservative activist Ned Ryun wrote.
“After 20 years of a war on terror abroad, [George W. Bush] wants to now fight a new one against his fellow citizens,” journalist Greg Price wrote.
“One of Bush’s many failures was to saddle the U.S. with DHS & TSA, forever treating citizens as possible terrorists—instead of forcing our enemies to change their way of life instead,” Claremont Institute president Ryan P. Williams wrote.
“Now he tacitly signs on to Biden’s execrable national security strategy’s dangerous propaganda,” he added.
“I agree with President Bush, domestic terrorists like ANTIFA and BLM, are comparable to Islamic extremists,” former Nevada State GOP chairman Amy Tarkanian wrote.
“Swamp creatures like Bush hate Americans who oppose them more than they hate people who kill Americans,” conservative commentator and actor Nick Searcy wrote.