Former President George W. Bush was in Abu Dhabi to give a speech put on by the Milken Institute.
In a nutshell, the man who refused to vote for Donald Trump during the 2016 general election basically advocated for keeping illegal aliens in America.
Bush claims illegals will do work that Americans don’t want. But then he also gave support to the narrative that Russians “meddled” in the U.S. election in 2016.
From AP News:
Former President George W. Bush said on Thursday that “there’s pretty clear evidence that the Russians meddled” in the 2016 American presidential election, forcefully rebutting fellow Republican Donald Trump’s denials of Moscow trying to affect the vote.
While never mentioning President Trump by name, Bush appeared to be pushing back on Trump’s attempts to have warmer relations with Russia, as well as his comments on immigration.
The White House did not immediately comment on Bush’s remarks.
“There’s pretty clear evidence that the Russians meddled,” Bush said at a talk in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. “Whether they affected the outcome is another question.”
Bush also said that “it’s problematic that a foreign nation is involved in our election system. Our democracy is only as good as people trust the results.”
U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded Russia meddled in the 2016 election to help Trump win. Numerous investigations are under way to determine whether Trump’s campaign aided the Kremlin in its efforts.
Trump has repeatedly denied any “collusion” with Russia.
Speaking of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Bush called him “zero-sum.”
“He’s got a chip on his shoulder,” Bush said of Putin. “The reason he does is because of the demise of the Soviet Union troubles him. Therefore, much of his moves (are) to regain Soviet hegemony.”
There has been absolutely no evidence that Russians hacked the elections or in anyway affected the actual outcome of the election. And suggesting that it’s even a question that the outcome could have been affected without any evidence is effectively trying to delegitimize Trump as the president while overseas. Extremely troubling for a former President like Bush to be doing.
Not to mention his apparent support for illegal aliens.
George, this is bush league! America is a nation of laws!
The Hill has more on Bush, who says, “We ought to say thank you and welcome [immigrants]‘:
Former President George W. Bush said on Thursday that the U.S. needs to “welcome” immigrants and thank them for doing the “jobs that Americans won’t do.”
Bush said on Thursday that the U.S. immigration system is “broken” and needed to be fixed, acknowledging that he “tried, but unsuccessfully.” He also spoke highly of the United States’ relationship with Mexico, according to Reuters.
“It is important for our economy and also important for our soul that the immigration system functions well,” he said. “I view it as a relationship vital for our economy and for our stability. We’ve got to enforce our borders and we’ve got to enforce our laws.”
Like many Republicans, Bush was conservative until he wasn’t.
But, what is to be expected from a man who increased the debt and expanded the government bigly?
[Note: This post was written by John S. Roberts]