30 Photos of the Obamas and Bushes to Remind You We're Not as Divided as It Seems
At the opening of the African American Museum of History and Culture in DC in August, the Bushes and the Obamas reminded everyone that unity is more important than differing opinions. One particular photo of Michelle Obama hugging George W. Bush went viral, but obviously the ceremony was not the first time both families have overcome their political positions to celebrate what makes this nation so great.
Whether it be at Barack Obama's inauguration or at the opening of George W. Bush's presidential library, the former president and current president have appeared together often, smiling the entire time. Neither family looks posed or uncomfortable during these events, either; they genuinely seem happy to see each other. Indeed, Obama recently told CBS News's Face the Nation that the most important advice he received from Bush was that "the American people need their president to succeed, regardless of political party." The evident sincerity between the Bushes and the Obamas serves as a necessary reminder for one of our nation's most memorable mottos: united we stand, divided we fall.
At a time where it seems political affiliation defines character and the rift between people seems to be growing daily, let these 30 photos of Bush and Obama inspire you to embrace unity.