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George W. Bush's Daughter Shares His 'Islam Is Peace' Speech in Trump Protest

Following the 9/11 terror attacks George W. Bush declared 'Islam is peace' in his remarks aimed at bringing Americans together.

TV personality Jenna Bush Hager arrives at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., January 8, 2017.
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Former first daughter Jenna Bush Hager is registering her opinion on Republican President Donald Trump's order temporarily suspending immigration from seven Muslim-majority nations with the words of her father, former President George W. Bush.

Bush Hager posted an excerpt on Twitter Tuesday from a 2001 speech her father, a fellow Republican, gave at the Islamic Center of Washington, D.C. following the 9/11 attacks. Her father said, "Islam is peace" in his remarks. He added that Muslims "make an incredibly valuable contribution to our country" and called for them to be "treated with respect."

Bush Hager said in her tweet that the speech is a reminder "to teach acceptance and love to our kids for all races, all religions." George W. Bush had been a fierce critic of Donald Trump during the Republican presidential primaries, while Trump had criticised Bush and his legacy

Bush Hager is now a correspondent for NBC News.

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