US President Donald Trump has stirred controversy by poking fun at former President George H.W. Bush and his “Thousand Points of Light” slogan.
Bush, the 41st US president, is also referred to as “Bush 41”, “Bush the Elder” and “Bush Senior” to distinguish him from his eldest son, George W. Bush, who became the 43rd US president.
“Thousand Points of Light. I never quite got that one. What the hell is that? Has anyone ever figured that one out?” Trump said during a free-wheeling campaign rally Thursday in Montana.
Bush, 94, used the slogan to name a private organization he had established to promote volunteerism.
Trump, however, said it was no match for his slogans, “Make America Great Again” and “Putting America First.”
The jab at the Bush prompted negative reactions, with many jumping to the senior Bush’s defense.
Ari Fleischer, who served as press secretary for Bush’s son, former President George W. Bush, said what…