Politics, George W. Bush

Politics, George W. Bush

George W. Bush on what separates him from Trump: I don't 'miss being famous'

George W. Bush on what separates him from Trump: I don't 'miss being famous'

4/18/2021 9:03:00 PM

George W. Bush on what separates him from Trump: I don't 'miss being famous'

'I think it's undignified to wanna see my name in print all the time,' Bush said in a CBS News interview that aired Sunday.

"Is it one of the biggest disappointments of your presidency?" asked O'Donnell."Yes, it really is," the former president replied."I campaigned on immigration reform. I made it abundantly clear to voters this is something I intended to do."

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He also rebuked the anti-immigrant rhetoric that became an integral part of Trump's 2016 presidential campaign."The problem with the immigration debate is that one can create a lot of fear: They're comin' after you," said Bush."But it's a nation that is willing to accept the refugee or the harmed or the frightened, that to me is a great nation. And we are a great nation."

Bush also said in the CBS interview that he would support a Biden administration pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants if they passed background checks and paid taxes. However, he added:"Whether my own party listens to me or not is another question." headtopics.com

In January, Bushcondemnedthe deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol by a mob of pro-Trump supporters, calling it"sickening and heartbreaking.""Insurrection could do grave damage to our Nation and reputation," he said in a statement."In the United States of America, it is the fundamental responsibility of every patriotic citizen to support the rule of law. To those who are disappointed in the results of the election: Our country is more important than the politics of the moment. Let the officials elected by the people fulfill their duties and represent our voices in peace and safety."

Newsweekreached out to Trump's representatives for comment.Former President George W. Bush contrasted himself with Donald Trump in a CBS News interview that aired Sunday. Above, Bush speaks during the funeral service of the late Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) on July 30, 2020 in Atlanta.

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WinstonJohansen Fvck this POS George Bush Sr and Jr and the whole family have compassion to all walks of life I loved and liked them He should be locked for waging an unjust war and crimes against humanity.