George W. Bush Throws Shade At Donald Trump
- Author: Leroy Wright Feb 27, 2017,
Feb 27, 2017, 17:43
Bush defended the media in an interview on Monday, calling it "indispensable" and essential to keep government officials in check.
Meanwhile, Trump has only been in office shortly over a month, and Bush said he thinks Americans need to take Trump for his word that he wants to unify the nation.
However, Bush said that the media landscape has changed since he sat in the Oval Office and argued that the divided media makes it hard to govern.
USA intelligence agencies believe Russian-backed hackers attempted to sway the election for Trump, while multiple news reports say that Trump campaign officials had "constant" contact with Russian intelligence during the election. Bush said Monday that he would be looking to Republican Sen.
"We all need answers", Bush told NBC's "Today" on Monday regarding the Trump campaign's involvement with Russian Federation prior to the November election.
"One of the things I spent a lot of time doing was trying to convince a person like Vladimir Putin, for example, to accept the notion of an independent press", Mr.
Asked about Trump's travel ban, which bars people from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the US, Bush seemed to acknowledge critics' assertion that the ban discriminates based primarily on religion. Richard Burr, R-S.C., who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee, as he believes him to be an "independent thinker".
"Well, first of all, I think we need answers", Bush answered.
Tonight, President Bush will also join Sean Hannity on Fox News for an exclusive interview.
"It's very important for all of us to recognize one of our great strengths is for people to be able to worship however they want, or to or to worship at all", Bush said, adding that "a bedrock to our freedom is the right to worship freely".
George W. Bush does not suffer the same constraints as President Obama, who, following custom, has largely withheld from criticism of Trump's decision-making, just as Bush did with Obama in 2009.
"If he recommended a special prosecutor, it would have credibility with me", said Bush.
The Trump administration regularly refers to the media as the "opposition party" and has singled out CNN as "fake news" and the New York Times as "failing".
Bush spoke at length about the role news media plays in America's perception of Washington.