There is possibly no time when a president of one party laments about the erosion of civility under a successor from the same party. The animosity between the Trumps and the Bushes is not surprising at all.
Bush may not be accusing Trump of racism directly, but rather referring to incidences such as the shooting of an Indian man in Kansas by a man who is said to have been yelling “Get out of my country” or the wave of threats to the Jewish Community Centers across the country. During his first “60 minute” interview while being asked about hate crimes, Trump called on the perpetrators to “knock them off” and even denounced the threats against the Jews.
Hot Air reports:
“President Trump suggests anti-Semitic threats across U.S. are coming from within Jewish community.” Er, no, I don’t think that’s what he’s saying. He’s suggesting, as he suggested last week, that some of the threats might be false flags generated by his critics to feed the “climate of hate under President Trump” narrative that the media’s been pushing. And he’s not totally out of left field on that: Fake hate incidents do happen, after all. The number of threats against Jewish centers now exceeds 100, though, and more than one Jewish cemetery has been vandalized recently. According to FBI stats, hate crimes involving religious prejudice are consistently and overwhelmingly more likely to target Jews than any other group. Some of the recent threats may be hoaxes or copycatters but there’s no reason to doubt that most are legit, as Trump himself will implicitly recognize tonight by addressing the topic again. So why keep bringing up the “false flag” hypothesis? It’s silly to do that and hand adversaries like the Daily News ammo under those circumstances, as inevitably it’ll lead people to ask, “What percentage of incidents would have to be fake before Trump declares that the real ones aren’t worth worrying about?” Hopefully he’ll drop that line of argument going forward.