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Legendary GOP Donald Rumsfeld Passes Away

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Trump is not the only legendary “Donald” in the Grand Old Party, we also have the great Donald Henry Rumsfeld, who served as Secretary of Defense from 1975 to 1977 under president Gerald Ford, and from 2001 to 2006 under president George W. Bush. He is a prolific leader who also served as the congressman of Illinois and a diplomat who was ambassador to NATO.

Sadly, Donald Rumsfeld passed away on the 29th of June 2021, leaving behind him a wealth of legacy for the American people.

“It is with deep sadness that we share the news of the passing of Donald Rumsfeld, an American statesman and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. At 88, he was surrounded by family in his beloved Taos, New Mexico. History may remember him for his extraordinary accomplishments over six decades of public service, but for those who knew him best and whose lives were forever changed as a result, we will remember his unwavering love for his wife Joyce, his family and friends, and the integrity he brought to a life dedicated to country,” Rumsfeld’s family said in a statement.

One of his closest allies, George W. Bush, reminisced on his time working with Rumsfeld and expressed his admiration and respect for his fellow Republican

“On the morning of September 11, 2001, Donald Rumsfeld ran to the fire at the Pentagon to assist the wounded and ensure the safety of survivors. For the next five years, he was in steady service as a wartime secretary of defense — a duty he carried out with strength, skill, and honor,” Bush said in a statement.

“In a busy and purposeful life, Don Rumsfeld was a Naval officer, a member of Congress, a distinguished cabinet official in several administrations, a respected business leader – and, with his beloved wife, the co-founder of a charitable foundation. Later in life, he even became an app developer. All his life, he was good-humored and big-hearted, and he treasured his family above all else. Laura and I are very sorry to learn of Don’s passing, and we send our deepest sympathy to Joyce and their children. We mourn an exemplary public servant and a very good man,” Bush added.

Even though Rumsfeld’s efforts in Iraq were much maligned by liberal critics, and even though his time in the White House wasn’t given the accolade that he deserved, history will do him justice and  the next generation will know about his achievements and his inspiring abilities that the American government has benefited so much from.

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