Tag Archives: George W. Bush

George W. Bush Endorses Susan Collins’ Reelection Bid

The Associated Press reports: Former President George W. Bush on Friday backed Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine in his first public endorsement of the 2020 election cycle. Bush has largely stayed out of the political fray since he left the White House in 2009, and his endorsement is a welcome boost for Collins, who is waging her most difficult …

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Bush Laments “Tragic Failures” Of The Justice System

From former President George W. Bush: Laura and I are anguished by the brutal suffocation of George Floyd and disturbed by the injustice and fear that suffocate our country. Yet we have resisted the urge to speak out, because this is not the time for us to lecture. It is time for us to listen. It is time for America …

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GWB Issues Call For National Unity, Trump Attacks Him

The Hill reports: President Trump on Sunday took aim at George W. Bush after the former Republican president issued a call to push partisanship aside amid the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. In a three-minute video shared on Twitter on Saturday, Bush urged Americans to remember “how small our differences are in the face of this shared threat.” In an …

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George W. Bush To Host Naturalization Ceremony

From the George W. Bush Presidential Center: The George W. Bush Institute today honors America’s immigrant heritage with an official immigration naturalization ceremony. Before 51 of America’s newest citizens take the Oath of Allegiance to the United States and receive their certificates of naturalization, President and Mrs. Bush will deliver brief remarks noting the significant contributions of immigrants to our …

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Stephen Miller: George W. Bush “Betrayed America”

“As you know, when George Bush came into office, illegal immigration total doubled from 6 million to 12 million by the time he left office. That represented an astonishing betrayal of the American people. I’m not gonna sit here today and tell you that George Bush defended this country on the southern border because he did not.” – White House …

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Spokespersons For Former Presidents Respond: Trump Is Lying About Discussing The Border Wall With Them

Politico reports: President Donald Trump claimed without evidence on Friday that past presidents have privately confided to him that they regret not building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. But at least three of the four living U.S. presidents — Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama — did no such thing. Asked if Clinton told Trump that he …

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Bush 43 Breaks Down In Tears During Father’s Eulogy

NBC News reports: George W. Bush, the 43rd president, gave a tearful eulogy of his father, peppered with jokes and personal stories. He said his father taught his children about the importance of public service and how to live a life with grace, humility and kindness. “He was a genuinely optimistic man,” Bush said about his father. “And that optimism …

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George W. Bush To Eulogize Father, Trump Won’t Speak

Reuters reports: Former President George H.W. Bush will be eulogized by his son, former President George W. Bush, along with a mix of family and friends on Wednesday at the Washington National Cathedral, the most high-profile event in a week of proceedings that will remember the remarkable life of the president who died on Friday at 94. Along with his …

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TRAILER: Christian Bale As Dick Cheney In Vice

Slate reports: Christian Bale has a reputation for undergoing extreme body transformations for movie roles, from shrinking down for The Machinist to beefing up for the Dark Knight trilogy. For his new project, Bale used the time-honored acting technique of “eating a lot of pies” to morph into former Vice President Dick Cheney, and the result speaks for itself. Between …

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GWB To Fundraise For Rick Scott, Other GOP Nominees

Politico reports: Former President George W. Bush is hitting the fundraising circuit for a handful of Republican House and Senate candidates, joining the party’s push to maintain its congressional majorities. Bush has maintained a low profile since leaving office in 2009. Yet as the midterm campaign season enters its final weeks and the party braces for the prospect of a …

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Laura Bush Blasts Trump’s “Immoral” Migrant Policy

From Laura Bush’s op-ed from the Washington Post: I live in a border state. I appreciate the need to enforce and protect our international boundaries, but this zero-tolerance policy is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart. Our government should not be in the business of warehousing children in converted box stores or making plans to place them …

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REPORT: Trump To Pardon Leaker Scooter Libby

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump plans to pardon I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, a former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney, according to a person familiar with the president’s decision. The person said the announcement could come as early as Friday. The person, who wasn’t authorized to discuss the decision ahead of its public announcement and demanded anonymity, …

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George W. Bush: Trump Makes Me Look “Pretty Good”

Salon reports: One of the Republican Party’s most-famous faces appears to be thankful for the bombastic and unstable presence of President Donald Trump, believing the current White House resident could help grow his depleted stock. Former president George W. Bush often smiles when the chaoses and scandals that are trademarks of Trump’s administration enter into a conversation, according to a …

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Bush Bucks Trump On Russian Election Meddling

Politico reports: Former President George W. Bush said Thursday that there is “pretty clear evidence that the Russians meddled” in the 2016 presidential election, a seeming rebuke of President Donald Trump, who has at times questioned the intelligence community’s assessment that the Kremlin is to blame. “Whether (Russia) affected the outcome is another question,” Bush said at conference in Abu …

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Both Bushes Roast “Blowhard” Trump In New Book

CNN reports: Former President George H.W. Bush has a blunt assessment of Donald Trump: “He’s a blowhard.” And his son, former President George W. Bush, has harsh words for his Republican successor as well: “This guy doesn’t know what it means to be president.” Those stinging comments mark the first time the former presidents are speaking out about Trump in …

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Former Presidents Raise Money For Hurricane Relief

The Associated Press reports: The five living former presidents put aside politics and appeared together for the first time since 2013 at a concert on Saturday to raise money for victims of devastating hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Louisiana, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Democrats Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter and Republicans George H.W. and George W. …

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WHOA: George W. Bush Blasts “White Supremacy” In Speech Widely Seen As Aimed At Trump [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: For the last nine years, George W. Bush has largely stayed out of presidential politics; he declined to criticize his successor, Barack Obama, and he chose not to endorse but largely ignored President Trump. While Mitt Romney and others spoke out publicly against Trump, Bush stayed above the fray. That changed in a big way Thursday. …

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Former Presidents Bush I and Bush II React To Trump: America Must Always Reject Racial Hatred In All Forms

USA Today reports: Former presidents George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush released Wednesday a joint statement condemning the hatred that was at the heart of the violent clashes in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend. “America must always reject racial bigotry, anti-Semitism and hatred in all forms,” the father and son said in their statement. “As we pray for …

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Paging Sean Spicer: Bill Clinton Hides In The Bushes

The Hill reports: Former President Clinton posed between statues of his predecessor and successor at the George W. Bush Presidential Library in Texas on Thursday, in a photo that quickly went viral. Clinton was at the library to celebrate this year’s graduates from the Presidential Leadership Scholars program, which uses resources from four presidential centers, including Bush’s and Clinton’s. Social …

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George W. Bush Urges Trump To Spare The Budget For His Wildly Successful African HIV/AIDS Program

Last month the Trump administration proposed slashing the annual budget of the National Institutes for Health by $1.3 billion, $300M of which is earmarked for PEPFAR, former President George W. Bush’s universally praised program to battle HIV/AIDS in Africa. Today Bush writes an eloquent op-ed for the Washington Post which urges the Trump team to spare PEPFAR from the chopping …

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