President Donald Trump was in Great Falls Montana for a campaign rally, where he attacked all of his favorite foes including the media, both former President Bushs, Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Maxine Waters (D-CA), and a host of others.
Ari Fleischer, who served as former President George W. Bush’s press secretary, responded to Trump’s attack on former President George H.W. Bush on Friday. Fleischer made his feelings clear in a Twitter post.
He wrote, “This is so uncalled for. Going after a 94-year-old, former President’s promotion of volunteerism. I don’t mind potus being a fighter. I do mind him being rude.”
This is so uncalled for. Going after a 94-year-old, former President’s promotion of volunteerism. I don’t mind potus being a fighter. I do mind him being rude. https://t.co/Hr0d20Wuzz
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) July 6, 2018
During the Montana rally, Trump mocked George Bush Sr. He said, “And by the way, you know all the rhetoric you see here — the ‘thousand points of light.’ What the hell was that by the way? Thousand points of light. What did that mean? Does anyone know?”
He was referring to Bush Sr.’s inauguration speech in 1989. He used the phrase “thousand points of light” to describe volunteerism and community organizations.
That is not all he had to say about the 94-year-old former president’s description of volunteerism. He continued acknowledging that he understood a Republican coined the term. He said, “I know one thing. ‘Make America Great Again’ we understand. Putting America first we understand. Thousand points of light — I never quite got that one.” He continued, “What the hell was that? Has anyone ever figured that one out? And it was put out by a Republican, wasn’t it?”