Jenna Bush Hager channeled her father's words — uttered in a unifying speech after Sept. 11 — in urging "acceptance and love" after President Donald Trump's immigration ban.
On Tuesday, days after Trump's executive order temporarily banning immigrants from seven majority Muslim countries, the former first daughter of President George W. Bush tweeted an excerpt from the speech with the words, "just a reminder this am to teach acceptance and love to our kids for all races, all religions."
"This is not the America I know..." just a reminder this am to teach acceptance and love to our kids for all races, all religions.. pic.twitter.com/32XohAGMv7— Jenna Bush Hager (@JennaBushHager) January 31, 2017
The speech was given less than a week after the 2001 attacks during an address at the Islamic Center of Washington, D.C. The president, in the throes of a national crisis, preached, "The face of terror is not the true faith of Islam. That's not what Islam is all about. Islam is peace."
He went on to stress the importance of American Muslims, saying, "They need to be treated with respect. In our anger and emotion, our fellow Americans must treat each other with respect."
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