During his campaign-style rally in Great Falls, Montana on Thursday, President Donald Trump took an unprovoked shot at former President George H.W. Bush for his “thousand points of lights” phrase. Thousand points of light was introduced by Pres. Bush Sr. during his 1989 inaugural address which soon after became a foundation encouraging volunteer-ship.
“What the hell was that, by the way, thousand points of light? What did that mean? Does anyone know,” Trump asked the crowd at the Four Seasons Arena. “I know one thing: Make America Great Again, we understand. Putting America first, we understand. Thousand points of light, I never quite got that one.”
According to the Points of Light website, the foundation helps,”millions of volunteers change the world. We mobilize people to take action on the causes they care about through innovative programs, events and campaigns. Points of Light is creating a culture of volunteerism, one that celebrates the power of service.”
Owner of The Source Magazine, Londell McMillan, partnered with Points of Life in an effort to, “make service another element of [Hip-Hop] culture. McMillan delivered a speech last month with Points of Light about “Igniting Civic Culture.”
Trump’s unapologetic attacks on the 41st president come just 3 months after the passing of Bush Sr.’s wife, First Lady Barbara Bush. The 93-year-old President has also been in and out of the hospital — most recently in late May when he was struggling with low blood pressure and fatigue.
Along with President Trump mocking the former President’s foundation during his fiery speech, Trump also took shots at Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren who Trump calls “Pocahontas” because of her claims of Native American heritage. Trump also joked about the #MeToo movement, the media and more.
The Bush family has not yet responded to Trump’s attacks.