Former President George W. Bush received some applause from the Left side of the aisle and others for a speech at his foundation this morning which at least in part took to task President Trump and the current Republican Party. Bush also added this:
George W. Bush on the US: "Bigotry seems emboldened. Our politics seem more vulnerable to conspiracy theories and outright fabrication." pic.twitter.com/JLkZcmQWFL
— Axios (@axios) October 19, 2017
The ex-president was silent about politics during the Obama years, so it had to be asked:
Not to be a contrarian, but where were the not-so-subtle racism lectures when Obama and Holder were picking this society apart at the seams? https://t.co/3erDTxGqny
— Jesse Kelly (@JesseKellyDC) October 19, 2017
— Alexis In NH (@AlexisinNH) October 19, 2017
A-freaking-men. Nary a peep for 8 years of Obama. Attacks Trump after 10 months. https://t.co/058Py8ugyy
— Will Davis (@willpdavis) October 19, 2017
Hey, we had a beer summit, what else do you want?
— CCD (@ConwayCD) October 19, 2017
He didn't want to be labeled a racist…
— Ted S Brown (@GA2Texas) October 19, 2017
That was during his , "I won't criticize a sitting president" phase.?
— Jennifer Thacker (@Jenndee19) October 19, 2017