Tag Archives: George W. Bush

Bush Condemns Domestic Extremists In 9/11 Speech

The Independent reports: Former president George W Bush recalled images of chaos and death rejoined by stories of service and kindness in the aftermath of the 9/11 terror attacks during a memorial service in Pennsylvania, surrounded by families of the 40 passengers and crew members who wrestled control of a plane to avoid untold destruction 20 years ago. He said …

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George Bush: “Cut The Red Tape” For Afghan Refugees

A statement from George W. Bush: Laura and I have been watching the tragic events unfolding in Afghanistan with deep sadness. Our hearts are heavy for both the Afghan people who have suffered so much and for the Americans and NATO allies who have sacrificed so much. The Afghans now at the greatest risk are the same ones who have …

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Bush: Republicans Seem To “Want To Be Extinct”

The Guardian reports: In a CNN poll released on Friday, 70% of Republicans said Biden did not legitimately win enough votes to be named president. Biden won more than 7m more votes than Trump and took the electoral college 306-232, the same score by which Trump beat Hillary Clinton in 2016. In an interview released on Friday by the Dispatch, …

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George Bush: I Wrote-In Condoleezza Rice In 2020

People Magazine reports: Days after George W. Bush called Trump-era Republicans “isolationist” and “protectionist” and not “my vision” of the party, the former president walked back some of that criticism in an interview with PEOPLE for next week’s issue. He also freely admitted he did not vote for either incumbent Republican President Donald Trump — of whom he has been …

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George Bush: Today’s GOP Is “Isolationist And Nativist”

The Hill reports: Former President George W. Bush said on Tuesday that today’s Republican Party is far from what it used to be. “I would describe it as isolationist, protectionist, and to a certain extent, nativist,” Bush said to host Hoda Kotb during an appearance on NBC’s “Today” show. “Well that’s not exactly my vision, but you know what I’m …

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Bush Wants End To “Harsh Rhetoric About Immigration”

Axios reports: Former President George W. Bush (R) told “CBS Sunday Morning” that he wants the nation’s immigration debate to be “more respectful about the immigrant.” Why it matters: The Republican party has veered sharply to the right on the issue of immigration. “I do want to say to Congress: ‘Please put aside all the harsh rhetoric about immigration. Please …

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Former Presidents Unite In Vaccine Campaign [VIDEO]

Axios reports: All living former presidents except Donald Trump have banded together for two national ad campaigns released Thursday that are designed to drive trust in COVID-19 vaccines. Driving the news: One video from the “It’s Up To You” campaign features images of former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, along with former first ladies …

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Dozen Of Former Bush Officials Quit “Trump Cult” GOP

Reuters reports: Dozens of Republicans in former President George W. Bush’s administration are leaving the party, dismayed by a failure of many elected Republicans to disown Donald Trump after his false claims of election fraud sparked a deadly storming of the U.S. Capitol last month. These officials, some who served in the highest echelons of the Bush administration, said they …

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Bush “Appalled By Reckless Behavior Of Leaders”

From former President George W. Bush: Laura and I are watching the scenes of mayhem unfolding at the seat of our Nation’s government in disbelief and dismay. It is a sickening and heartbreaking sight. This is how election results are disputed in a banana republic — not our democratic republic. I am appalled by the reckless behavior of some political …

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Bush And Clinton Join Obama On Getting Vax Publicly

The Hill reports: Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton are offering to publicly take the COVID-19 vaccine to prove its safety and encourage Americans to be inoculated. “President Clinton will definitely take a vaccine as soon as available to him, based on the priorities determined by public health officials. And he will do it in a …

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George W. Bush Calls To Congratulate Joe Biden, Says Trump Has Right To “Recounts And Legal Challenges”

From a statement issued today by George W. Bush: I just talked to the President-elect of the United States, Joe Biden. I extended my warm congratulations and thanked him for the patriotic message he delivered last night. I also called Kamala Harris to congratulate her on her historic election to the vice presidency. Though we have political differences, I know …

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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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