George W. Bush Cheers Protests as Sign of ‘Strength’

Former President George W. Bush cheered the nationwide protests Tuesday, suggesting they are a show of “strength.”

SFGATE quoted Bush saying, “the idea will be a strength when protesters, protected by responsible law enforcement, march for a better future.”

In his written statement, Bush wrote, “the idea remains a shocking failure in which many African Americans, especially young African American men, are harassed as well as threatened in their own country.”

Paragraphs later, he wrote, “Many doubt the justice of our country, as well as with Great reason. Black people see the repeated violation of their rights without an urgent as well as adequate response by American institutions.”

He concluded, “We serve our neighbors best when we try to understand their experience. We love our neighbors as ourselves when we treat them as equals, in both protection as well as compassion. There will be a better way–the way of empathy, as well as shared commitment, as well as bold action, as well as peace rooted in justice. I am confident in which together, Americans will choose the better way.”

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