And we urge all Americans to join us in wishing our next President and Vice President well as they prepare to take up their important duties. ", Jeb Bush was one of the first prominent Republicans to weigh in on Biden and Harris' win, tweeting that he would be "praying for you and your success. Former President George W. Bush, the only living former Republican president, said Sunday he congratulated President-elect Joe Biden for winning the … People gather near the White House along the Black Lives Matter Plaza late in the evening on Nov. 7, 2020, after Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become 46th president of the United States. (Via OlyDrop), John Meore, The Journal News / USA TODAY Network. Many are counting on you to lead the way.". We must come together for the sake of our families and neighbors, and for our nation and its future. The Bush Protective Division wrote a … The move confused many as Bush has reportedly not been seen in public since his father’s funeral on December 6th. Nick Oza, The Republic /USA TODAY Network. George W. Bush is calling for Americans to join together to face the “shared threat” of the coronavirus. "Though we have political differences, I know Joe Biden to be a good man, who has won his opportunity to lead and unify our country," Bush said. We look forward to President-Elect Biden uniting our nation through honor, integrity and empathy, as he addresses our nation’s challenges both at home and abroad.”, Will Trump concede?If Trump refuses to concede, he'll break more than a century of tradition, Former US President George W. Bush speaks during the funeral service of late Civil Rights leader John Lewis at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia on July 30, 2020. Kate Andersen Brower writes that President Trump's response to his predecessor's call for unity -- a caustic tweet in reply to former President George W. Bush's video urging Americans to … © 2020 USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Satellite Information Network, LLC. People celebrate in reaction to Joe Biden being declared the presidential winner near the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pa. Michael Karas, NorthJersey.com via USA TODAY Network. Politics. The U.S. Secret Service tweeted a tribute to the late George H.W. Facebook; Twitter; Transition 2020. Trump has repeatedly assailed Bush over his record, including the decision to go war in Iraq. The American people can have confidence that this election was fundamentally fair, its integrity will be upheld, and its outcome is clear. ET Thousands of New Yorkers took to the streets of Manhattan Nov. 7, 2020 to celebrate the election of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States. Brandon Rice of Washington, D.C., celebrates outside of the White House after Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become 46th president of the United States on Nov. 7, 2020. I offered him the same thing I offered Presidents Trump and Obama: my prayers for his success, and my pledge to help in any way I can. "Â, “We pray that God may bless them in the days and years ahead," he said in a statement.Â, Romney announced earlier this year that he did not plan to vote for Trump and was the only Republican to cast a vote against the president during his impeachment proceedings.Â, Trump has yet to concede and has vowed to continue legal challenges to the race.Â. In a rare public statement, former President George W. Bush said he and former first lady Laura Bush were anguished by the killing of George Floyd and disturbed by the injustice and fear. Trump was at the facility. Former President George W. Bush called for an end to partisanship in the nation's continued battle against the coronavirus pandemic, a message … Now is the time to heal deep wounds. Thousands of New Yorkers gathered in Times Square after new outlets called the presidential election for Joe Biden, Saturday, November 7, 2020. A link has been sent to your friend's email address. News, Analysis and Opinion from POLITICO. Joe Biden won key several battleground states like Michigan and Wisconsin. I want to congratulate President Trump and his supporters on a hard-fought campaign. Although Trump had the right to request recounts and legal challenges, "the American people can have confidence that this election was fundamentally fair, its integrity will be upheld, and its outcome is clear. ", More: Former President George W. Bush extends 'warm congratulations' to President-elect Joe Biden. Supporters of President-elect Joe Biden congregate in a parking lot near the Chase Center where Biden's victory rally is expected to happen tonight, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. People celebrate on Black Lives Matter Plaza across from the White House in Washington, D.C. Demonstrators celebrate after the 2020 Presidential Election is called for President-elect Joe Biden, at Washington Square in New York, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. Congratulations to President-elect Biden. "I extended my warm congratulations and thanked him for the patriotic message he delivered last night.". Jenna Bush Hager and her girls had an adorable catch-up with Sully the service dog. Bush has not said who he voted for in this year's election but he did not offer public support of Trump.Â, Bush spokesman Freddy Ford told the Dallas Morning News that the former president is "retired from presidential politics."Â. Laura and I pray for our leaders and their families. "Though we have political differences, I know Joe Biden to be a good man, who has won his opportunity to lead and unify our country," he said. People carry a Trump inflatable as they celebrate on Black Lives Matter plaza across from the White House in Washington, DC on November 7, 2020, after Joe Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election. Many are counting on you to lead the way. President Donald Trump jabbed George W. Bush after the former president released a video calling for national unity amid the pandemic. Jeb Bush, ran against Trump in an unsuccessful bid for the Republican presidential nominee in 2016. George W Bush's daughters send letter to Obama daughters. Former President George W. Bush, former first Lady Laura Bush, left, and Secretary Hillary Clinton, right are seen on the West Front of the Capitol before … Bush, the younger brother of former President George W. Bush, suddenly got it into his head that Room Rater is hard on Republican rooms and softer on Democratic settings. A supporter of Former vice-president and President elect Joe Biden celebrates his victory in Wilmington, Delaware on November 7, 2020. George W. Bush’s evocative three-minute coronavirus video went out of its way to avoid controversy. People gathered in Black Lives Matter Plaza, react to the presidential race being called in Joe Biden's favor, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Washington. A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Trump responds to Bush’s call for bipartisan unity with tweets attacking his enemies He also sent out a bizarre tweet talking about coronavirus like it was a biblical plague. USA TODAY. He earned the votes of more than 70 million Americans – an extraordinary political achievement. “He was nowhere to be found in … A rally on the steps of the Pennsylvania Capitol to support counting all votes in the state turned into a celebration of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's presumptive win Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. Former President George W. Bush on Tuesday spoke out about the turmoil that has followed the death of George Floyd. George W Bush says he 'does not like racism' of the Donald Trump era. Owen Phelps, 5, shows his support for the president-elect in Wilmington, Delaware.