During an interview on the ‘Today Show’ former president George W. Bush completely trashed the Trump-era Republican party, proving he was never a conservative and a card carrying member of the DC swamp.
The globalist Bush claimed the Trump era GOP was “isolationist, protectionist, and to a certain extent nativist.”
Donald J. Trump was the most conservative president in my lifetime and I am sick to my stomach that I ever supported George W. Bush.
The Republican establishment is no better than the Democratic party and GWB just let the mask slip and showed us all the truth about the GOP.
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Read the entire transcript, it is very enlightening and shows that George W. Bush was always part of the swamp and the problem in Washington DC:
HODA: “If you were to describe the Republican Party today, how would you describe it?”
BUSH: “I would describe it as isolationist, protectionist, and to a certain extent nativist.”
HODA: “Are you disappointed?”
BUSH: “Well, it’s not exactly my vision, but I am just an old guy they put out to pasture. So, just a simple painter.”
HODA: “A simple painter. Okay, let me give you a hypothetical candidate for 2024. This hypothetical Republican is pro-immigration, pro-path to citizenship for undocumented workers, pro-DACA, pro-reasonable gun control, pro-education, funding for public schools. Does that person have a shot? Would that Republican have a shot in 2024?”
BUSH: “Sure, yeah.”
HODA: “You think?”
BUSH: “I think so. I think it depends upon the emphasis. I think if the emphasis is integrity and decency and trying to work to get problems solved. I think the person has a shot, yeah.”
HODA: “It seems like —“
BUSH: “By the way, I think pro-immigration is not the right way to put it. I think border enforcement with a compassionate touch. That’s how I would put it. That’s what immigration basically means, let’s open up the borders. And nobody is really for that. You can’t have a country that has open borders.”
HODA: “Right. Now, I feel like you made it a point not to criticize your predecessors.”
BUSH: “That’s true.”
HODA: “Have you ever been tempted?”
BUSH: “(Laughs) I guess step one, have I ever been tempted to defend myself publicly?”
BUSH: “The answer is no. Not really. Look, I am out. Yeah, I guess I have been, sure.”
HODA: “Anything you want to share?”
BUSH: “No, I think I am fine. If I did, Michelle Obama might not be my friend.
HODA: “That friendship, by the way, has just captivated people. Isn’t that so funny, that something so simple is so weird to people?”
BUSH: “Yeah. It really points out how better we have become.”
BUSH: “And I’ll never forget, after McCain’s funeral, when I gave her the candy, I think it was Jenna said, ‘Hey, dad, you are trending.’ I said, ‘I am not sure what that means.’”
HODA: “You’re like, ‘What did I do?’”
BUSH: “Exactly. It was Michelle Obama and I being friendly to each other”
HODA: “You talk about people being friendly, but we know politics can get ugly. But I don’t know when it’s been uglier than January 6th. I didn’t get a chance to ask you, but when you were watching that unfold, as the president and the son of one, what was going on in your mind?”
BUSH: “It kind of made me sick. Not ‘kind of made me sick,’ it did make me sick. I felt ill, and I just could not believe it. But the truth of the matter is, I was optimistic that we would survive that because I believe strong I in the institution and stability of our country. And it did survive.
Congress met, ratified the election, the courts met and are still meeting today to hold people to account for storming the Capitol. You know, what’s really troubling is how much misinformation there is and the capacity of the people to spread all kinds of untruths.
I don’t know what we are going to do about that. I know what I am doing about it. I don’t do Twitter, Facebook or any of that stuff.”
HODA: “You’re off of it now. You have never done it?”
ARTICLE SOURCE: thefederalistpapers.org