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George H.W. Bush And George W. Bush Release Powerful Joint Statement About Charlottesville

On Wednesday, August 16, former Presidents George H.W. and George W. Bush issued a joint statement denouncing the events in Charlottesville this past weekend. Their statement reads:

America must always reject racial bigotry, anti-Semitism, and hatred in all forms. As we pray for Charlottesville, we are reminded of the fundamental truths recorded by that city’s most prominent citizen in the Declaration of Independence: we are all created equal and endowed by our Creator with unalienable rights. We know these truths to be everlasting because we have seen the decency and greatness of our country

Some Twitter users liked the statement, but felt it didn't go far enough:

Others thought calling out President Trump by name would be overkill:

Perhaps all former presidents should issue their statements:

Unexpectedly, both Trump critics and Trump supporters believed the statement backed up their side:

While almost everyone agreed on the sentiment, Twitter couldn't get over the idea that the former presidents should have called Trump out by name:

Granted, the bar has sunk pretty low for politicians, but thank you for chiming in, Bush family. It's nice to hear Republican leaders sound off against hate and bigotry. 

H/T - Twitter, AOL