Jenna Bush Hager posts an excerpt from a post-9/11 speech given by President Bush to imply that he would not endorse Trump's Muslim ban.
Jenna Bush Hager, a correspondent for NBC News and the daughter of 43rd President George W. Bush, has come out against the executive order barring immigration, travel, and refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries that was issued by President Trump last week. "This is not the America I know," she wrote yesterday in a Twitter post that included an excerpt from a speech that her father delivered at the Islamic Center of Washington, D.C. six days after the 9/11 attacks.
Hager posted President Bush's speech on Islam as a "reminder" to her followers "to teach acceptance and love to our kids for all races, all religions."
Bush's speech isolates incidents of Islamic terrorism from the religion of Islam and its value to the world. "Islam is peace," he said. "These terrorists don't represent peace. They represent evil and war."
The excerpt Hager shared ends with a particularly relevant quote: "Those who feel like they can intimidate our fellow citizens to take out their anger don't represent the best of America, they represent the worst of humankind, and they should be ashamed of that kind of behavior."