George W. Bush breaks with Trump on Russian meddling, DACA

Feb 10, 2018, 02:54
George W. Bush breaks with Trump on Russian meddling, DACA

Bush said he believes Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 USA presidential election, departing from President Donald Trump who has been skeptical of intelligence agencies' findings that the Kremlin had interfered to help him win. "Whether they affected the outcome is another question", the 41st president said at a summit in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.

"It's problematic that a foreign nation is involved in our election", Bush said.

The report did not elaborate whom in Russia Bush was accusing of interfering in the U.S. The report added that Bush was not naming Trump in his comments.

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Bush then went on to criticize Putin as a "zero-sum" world leader with a "chip on his shoulder... because the demise of the Soviet Union troubles him". Therefore, much of his moves are to regain Soviet hegemony ...

Bush, the son of the 41st U.S. President George H.W. Bush, was the head of the U.S. government when the U.S. and its allies invaded Iraq in 2003 and toppled the Arab country's President Saddam Hussein. "Putin is a brilliant tactician who has the capacity to detect weakness and exploit it". "We ought to say thank you and welcome them". "That's why North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is very important".

In an apparent criticism of the immigration policies US President Donald Trump, Bush called for changes in US immigration rules, saying it was important to recognise that the United States had a history of welcoming people regardless of their religion or where they were born.

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"There are people willing to do jobs Americans won't do".

"Our system is broken but we've got to fix it".

He made his comments while in a conversation with Michael Milken, known as the king of high-risk "junk" bonds in the 1980s.

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