President Trump disses Bush's 'Points of Light' volunteerism program

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"'Thousands Points of Light.' What the hell was that by the way?" the president said.

Bush Hager's response came after Trump dismissed her grandfather's "thousand points of light" phrase, asking "What the hell was that?" at a rally in Montana earlier this week.

Thank you for signing up for the 3 Things to Know Newsletter. "'Thousand Points of Light.' What does that mean? What the hell was that by the way?"

In his inaugural speech in January 1989, George H.W. Bush promoted the virtues of volunteerism, saying: "I have spoken of a thousand points of light, of all the community organizations that are spread like stars throughout the nation, doing good".

The phrase later spawned the creation of the group Points of Light Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on volunteer work.

But Trump continued, suggesting that his catchphrase was better than Bush's.

Trump said people get the meaning of his slogans, "Make America Great Again" and "Putting America First".

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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. What the hell is that?

Former Bush 43 White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer tweeted: "This is so uncalled for".

Has anyone ever figured that one out? "It was put out by a Republican". Author Michael Wear, known for his Christian Outreach programs, thought the diss was Trump showing who he really is.

Richard Haass, who worked as a special assistant to H.W. Bush and as the senior director for Near East and South Asian affairs on his National Security Council, slammed the current president for the jab.

The Fourth of July may be over, but political fireworks from President Trump are still flying!

The conflict between the Bush and Trump families has been brewing for some time, and recently after Jeb Bush criticized Trump's policy of separating parents and children at the border, Donald Trump Jr. canceled an appearance at a fundraiser for George Prescott Bush, Jeb's son in NYC.

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