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Trump bashes George W. Bush, Rove over Liz Cheney fundraiser

Former President Donald Trump attacked George W. Bush and his longtime consigliere Karl Rove Wednesday after it emerged the pair would headline a Texas fundraiser for Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) subsequent month.

“RINO former President George ‘Dubya’ Bush and his flunky Karl Rove are endorsing warmongering and very low polling, Liz Cheney,” Trump’s emailed assertion started.

The forty fifth president reiterated earlier statements in regards to the forty third president being “the one who acquired us into the quicksand of the Middle East and, after spending trillions of {dollars} and killing almost 1,000,000 folks, the Middle East was left in worse form after 21 years than it was when he began his stupidity.

“It ended with Biden’s most embarrassing in history withdrawal from Afghanistan, a total surrender, leaving $85 Billion dollars [sic] of equipment and many young Warriors lives behind,” Trump continued.

Politico first reported on the Oct. 18 fundraiser in Dallas, which may also characteristic former Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson and former Bush White House counsel (and ill-fated Supreme Court nominee) Harriet Miers.

Trump took goal at Bush for not pardoning former Dick Cheney aide Scooter Libby whereas in office.
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Trump then accused Bush of missing “the courage to give a pardon to his Vice President’s Chief of Staff, Scooter Libby, even though [Dick] Cheney begged for him to do so. He wouldn’t, they didn’t talk for years.”

Libby, who was convicted in 2007 of mendacity to the FBI and obstruction of justice in reference to the 2003 leak of the identification of CIA operative Valerie Plame, was granted a full pardon by Trump in April 2018.

“I didn’t know Scooter, but gave him a full pardon—not at their request, but because he deserved it. He suffered greatly,” stated the previous president, who added that Dick Cheney had “referred to as to effusively thank me.

Trump also called Karl Rove a
Trump additionally referred to as Karl Rove a “flunky.”
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“Now he is on the side of his daughter who is so bad for Wyoming and the United States that she is polling at record lows,” Trump concluded.

Trump has repeatedly attacked Cheney since she voted to question him following the lethal Jan. 6 riot on the US Capitol. Cheney, one among two Republicans on the House choose committee analyzing the occasions of that day, has accused Trump of being answerable for the violence and has vowed to make sure that he “never again gets anywhere near the Oval Office.”

In May, Cheney was eliminated as House Republican Conference chair, the third-highest position within the chamber’s GOP management. The vote by her colleagues to oust her was due partly to Cheney’s ongoing criticism of the previous president.

Earlier this month, Trump endorsed Harriet Hageman, one among Cheney’s Republican main challengers, and described the incumbent in an announcement as a “warmonger and disloyal Republican.”

Last week, Trump tore into Bush after he appeared to reference the Capitol riot in a speech marking the twentieth anniversary of the 9/11 assaults.

Trump has already endorsed Cheny's Republican primary opponent Harriet Hageman.
Trump has already endorsed Cheny’s Republican main opponent Harriet Hageman.
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“There is little cultural overlap between violent extremists abroad and violent extremists at home,” Bush stated. “But in their disdain for pluralism, in their disregard for human life, in their determination to defile national symbols, they are children of the same foul spirit. And it is our continuing duty to confront them.”

Trump responded two days later, saying that the forty third president “shouldn’t be lecturing us about anything.”

“The World Trade Center came down during his watch,” he wrote. “Bush led a failed and uninspiring presidency. He shouldn’t be lecturing anybody!​”

Cheney’s marketing campaign has loved fundraising success, taking in almost $1.9 million within the second quarter of this year after elevating greater than $1.5 million within the first.

With Post wires

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