Donald Trump mocks Bush’s ‘Points of Light’ volunteerism program

Blanche Robertson
July 11, 2018

Daily Mail said that Donald Trump took on the 94-year-old former president George H.W. Bush, doing what sounded like stand up comedy as he wondered aloud about Bush's "thousand points of light".

Trump took aim at the slogan used by the 41st president, George H.W. Bush, during a freewheeling speech Thursday in which he also joked about the #MeToo movement, renewed questions about the heritage of Sen.

"What the hell was that, by the way, thousand points of light?"

Seriously though. Of all the things to declare "uncalled for", this was a curious decision. "'Thousands points of light.' What the hell was that by the way?" Bush would say that youth clubs and volunteer organizations are like "a brilliant diversity spread like stars, like a thousand points of light in a broad and peaceful sky". "Make America Great Again we understand".

Just go to this website and fill out the form to send a personal birthday message to the 43rd president of the United States. "Putting America first we understand", Trump continued.

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"From a letter my grandfather wrote in 1997: a point of light was a vision about serving others, one that lit up our country, one I hope our country hasn't lost", she wrote, along with her grandfather's own words. "It was put out by a Republican, wasn't it?" I don't mind [POTUS] being a fighter. "I do mind him being rude", he wrote on Twitter Thursday night.

"George H.W. Bush's reference to a "Thousand Points of Light" has endured for three decades, motivating action by every president since, and inspiring millions around the world".

The Fourth of July may be over, but political fireworks from President Trump are still flying! I believe I was right when I said, as President, there can be no definition of a successful life that does not include service to others.

The Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., who ran as a Democratic presidential candidate the year that Bush was elected president, defended his colleague across the aisle.

In response to a request for comment, a Points of Light spokesperson directed CNN to a tweet posted Friday about the slogan's origins.

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