Iraq Vet Shares Her Heartbreaking Response to Bush Trashing Trump at McCain Funeral

September 3, 2018 in News by RBN

Conservative Tribune

Former President George W. Bush was among those invited to attend and speak at Saturday’s memorial service for late Senator John McCain. His words, while well-spoken, seemed to some to also be yet another political jab at a sitting president — something he said during former President Barack Obama’s tenure was “bad for the country,” and not an appropriate thing to do.

While some members of the public cheered and felt it was justified, not all agreed with that sentiment. One woman, an Iraq War veteran, took particular exception to Bush’s participation in the cavalcade of the politicization of a funeral:

Mrs. Dirty Driver@guntotinchick

you trashed Trump supporters today. Let me tell you, I was that 19yo girl you sent to war in Iraq that adored you for everything you did for us. I cried today hearing you trash me. You sent us to war & then backstabbed us today. I hope it was worth it.

During Bush’s eulogy for McCain, he made several pointed references. CBS News provided a transcript of his remarks for the public.

At one point, Bush spoke about McCain’s confrontational nature. “At various points throughout his long career, John confronted policies and practices that he believed were unworthy of his country.”

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“To the face of those in authority, John McCain would insist: We are better than this.  America is better than this.”

Mediaite noted several excerpts that read like subtle digs at Trump. “Bush — who defeated McCain in the 2000 Republican presidential primary — said that the Arizona senator ‘detested the abuse of power and could not abide bigots and swaggering despots.’”

“He respected the dignity inherent in every life, a dignity that does not stop at borders and cannot be erased by dictators.”

Some on social media denied any kind of bashing of Trump took place. Some emphasized political harmony, and the establishment media was quick to point out an exchange between Bush and Former First Lady Michelle Obama.

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