George W. Bush has had just about enough of Donald Trump’s crap. That’s the message coming from the former president, who was supposed to be talking about his new paintings today but instead ended up slamming Trump from just about every angle possible. Bush thinks Trump is entirely wrong for attacking the media, he disagrees with his Muslim and immigrant policies, and perhaps most notably, W wants answers on Trump’s Russia scandal.
During his interview on the Today Show this morning, George W. Bush said that “It’s kind of hard to tell others to have an independent free press when we’re not willing to have one ourselves,” noting that he tried and failed to convince Vladimir Putin of the value of a free press when he was president. “Power can be very addictive and it can be corrosive, and it’s important for the media to call to account people who abuse their power.”
Bush also took a stand against Trump’s new anti-immigrant policies, stating that “I am for an immigration policy that is welcoming and upholds the law.” In contrast, Trump’s policies discriminate by religion and have been ruled illegal by federal court. In other words, even though they’re both Republicans in name, Bush stands essentially against every extremist thing that Trump has tried to do thus far.
But then came the pivotal moment in the interview when George W. Bush was asked about what all really went on in Donald Trump’s Russia scandal: “I think we all need answers,” he said. Should a special prosecutor be appointed? “I’m not sure the right avenue to take. I am sure, though, that that question needs to be answered.” That led another famous George, actor and comedian George Takei, to quip that “You know things are bad when George W. Bush starts sounding like a member of the Resistance.” Contribute to Palmer Report
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