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It's a rare occasion when politicians of different parties can all agree on one thing. However, an image making its way around the internet suggests that Donald Trump has been a great unifier of living all presidents — Republican and Democrat.
Here's where each of the former living presidents stand on electing Donald Trump.
Trump has been a longtime critic of President Obama, bringing the “birther” movement into the limelight during Obama's first term in office. It took a while for the pPresident to take Trump seriously, but when he commented in the summer following Trump's decision to run on the slogan “Make America Great Again,” he said:
“I’m here to say there’s nothing particularly patriotic or American about talking down America, especially when we stand as one of the few sources of economic strength in the world ... America is great right now. America is winning right now.”
Reports have suggested that President Obama intends to endorse Hillary Clinton soon, but he's been silent on the matter while waiting for the nomination process to play out.
It's no surprise that President Clinton has put his support behind his spouse and denounced her Republican competitor. But three days after Trump announced his run, Clinton was nothing but nice during an appearance on “The Daily Show”:
“He has been, believe it or not, uncommonly nice to Hillary and me. He thought Hillary was a good senator for New York after 9/11 and he has actually, he's one of the many Republicans who supported our foundation before they got the memo.”
George H.W. and W. Bush:
Bush 41 and 43 chose to support Jeb while he was still in the race, but once he was out, the two remained mum. They officially announced in May they had no plans of endorsing Trump.
When Ted Cruz was still running, President Carter predicted Clinton would win the presidency, but added:
“I think I would choose Trump, which may surprise some of you ... The reason is, Trump has proven already he’s completely malleable."
However, the Georgia Democrat appears to be taking the GOP candidate more seriously, and created a coalition to “heal the racial divide” in the country he said has been worsened by Trump:
“[Donald Trump has] tapped a waiting reservoir there of inherent racism … I think there’s a heavy reaction among some of the racially conscious Republicans against an African-American being president.”
Although the living presidents may belong to different parties...
... it does look like they have this in common.