Jenna Bush Hager uses dad's post-9/11 words over Trump order

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Posted: Feb 01, 2017 6:34 AM
Jenna Bush Hager uses dad's post-9/11 words over Trump order

NEW YORK (AP) — 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."

Bush Hager is now a correspondent for NBC News.