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To the editor:
Kudos to former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton for coming together to lend their support to Ukraine.
The ex-presidents, one a Republican and one a Democrat, have never let their political parties stop them from working together.
March 16, they made a joint appearance at a Ukrainian Church in Chicago. Chicago has one of the largest Ukrainian populations in the United States and a “sister city” to Kyiv, [now being pounded into rubble by Russian missiles, air strikes, and relentless artillery bombardment] since 1991.
Demonstrating what it means to be an ex President and an American statesman instead of a political hack they issued this statement on their Twitter accounts,
“America stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine as they fight for their freedom and their future.”
Both former Presidents wore blue and yellow ribbons on their lapels. A video clip shared by Clinton and Bush noted “the US has maintained diplomatic relations with Ukraine since 1991, when it became independent from the Soviet Union. Presidents Clinton and Bush worked to support Ukraine’s democratic institutions.”
Contrast that to Russian trolls like North Carolina Representative Cawthorn who said, “Zelensky’s a thug” and Ukraine is “incredibly corrupt and incredibly evil.”
Cawthorn joins Tucker Carlson as a rising star on Russian state TV. Another favorite on Russian TV is Marjorie Taylor Greene described by Liz Cheney as a “’useful idiot,’ to Russia for echoing Russian talking points.”