Donald Trump today refused to walk back his attacks on George H.W. Bush and the Bush family when asked by a reporter if he regretted them.
Replied Trump: “Thank you very much everybody.”
Reporter: Do you regret any of your comments about George H.W. Bush or the Bush family?
President Trump: "Thank you very much everybody." pic.twitter.com/TTJ5Q3CkRB
— NBC News (@NBCNews) December 1, 2018
What would those attacks be? Here are just a few.
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However, here’s what Bush tweeted on Saturday morning: “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!”
Then Trump used Bush’s death as a reason for cancelling a planned G-20 press conference.
Tweeted Trump: “I was very much looking forward to having a press conference just prior to leaving Argentina because we have had such great success in our dealing with various countries and their leaders at the G20……..However, out of respect for the Bush Family and former President George H.W. Bush we will wait until after the funeral to have a press conference.”
People weren’t buying it.
yeah right. Every real president would use the press-conference to honor G H W Bush, find words of respect and praise. Only fake presidents run away to avoid being held accountable
— carsten hucho (@Carsten_Hucho) December 1, 2018
You respect nobody.Another funeral you will not be welcomed at. You cancelled your press conference because you are afraid. Because every day you get closer to being in prison. Ane every day you say something stupid that makes it easier for Mueller.
— Typoknig (@RealTypoknig) December 1, 2018
You could have started the press conference by giving your condolences on his passing and some kind respectful words about his presidency – but having no empathy that would be impossible – so probably best to cancel. #TrumpTotalDisgrace #DonTheCon
— Ms Tattygrass (@MTattygrass) December 1, 2018