George W. Bush Ally Ends Old Tradition – And We Know Why
(TheRedWire.com) – On September 11, 2001, America endured the worst terrorist attack on its soil in US history. Over the last 21 years, citizens have observed the solemn day with remembrance, especially those who worked in President George W. Bush’s administration during that time. Every year since 2013 or 2014, former Bush White House press secretary Ari Fleischer acknowledges the anniversary date by tweeting moment-by-moment tweets of his recollections from that day. After he accepted a position as a hired consultant for the new Saudi-backed LIV golf tour, Fleischer announced he would retire from his annual posting about 9/11.
The former press secretary’s tweets included pictures, quotes, and information from his handwritten notes as the day unfolded. His tweets had gone viral, and the media covered them every year. Now, it appears Fleischer will no longer offer his play-by-play review of that tragic day. He said even though he didn’t personally endure the worst of 9/11, it still wears on him. Despite his tweets’ popularity, the former Bush spokesman said it’s time to retire them and move forward.
Bush Press Secretary Ari Fleischer Retires Annual 9/11 Commemorative Tweets Months After Getting Hired By Saudi LIV Golf Tour https://t.co/qpBxB01aRC via @mediaite
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Still, his explanation didn’t satisfy all Twitter users. Some suggested the timing isn’t coincidental after Fleischer agreed to serve as a communications consultant for LIV Golf. The Saudis back the new professional golf league, which some claim has ties to those who killed journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Others say the LIV sponsors don’t like reminders that many of the 9/11 hijackers were from Saudi Arabia.
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