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George W. Bush walks back “Nativist” charge against the GOP

George W. Bush is sorry for calling Republicans a bunch of racists for seeking to limit unlimited immigration.

I was going to say “fellow Republicans,” but I’m not so sure that’s accurate anymore.

This is the kind of thinking that Donald Trump kept out of the White House by defeating Jeb Bush, who was so widely expected to win the Republican primaries that Washington insiders were already angling for Cabinet posts.

According to Fox News:

Former President George W. Bush said in an interview with People published Thursday he “painted with too broad a brush” in describing the modern Republican Party as “isolationist” and “nativist.”

Bush had made the controversial comments in an interview earlier this week on NBC’s “Today” as he was promoting his new book, “Out of Many, One.” Bush’s book includes portraits of prominent immigrants to the United States and stories about how they’ve contributed to the country.

Asked on “Today” to describe the current state of the GOP, Bush said it is “isolationist, protectionist and to a certain extent nativist,” which is “not exactly my vision.”

But in an interview Thursday with People, Bush said he regretted the broad comments about the party. He noted there are many Republicans who don’t use the kind of pitched rhetoric on immigration that he told “Today” makes it “an easy issue to frighten some of the electorate.”

9 thoughts on “George W. Bush walks back “Nativist” charge against the GOP”

  1. I totally lost respect for George W. Bush during the Trump administration. He could very easily have said he disagreed with Trump’s rhetoric and antics, while supporting many of the programs Trump implemented. The Bush family holds grudges and is vindictive — never a good thing.

    To his ever lasting shame, George W. Bush passively supported the far left agenda by not supporting Trump’s reelection. With just a 40,000 vote margin, what is happening to America right now can be laid at the feet of George W. Bush.

    1. And I just read in The Hill that Bush said he wrote in Condoleezza Rice for President in 2020.

      I regret vigorously defending him from insane leftists during the 8 years he was president. The left attempted to devour him and now he’s going along and getting along. WHAT A WHIMP!

      1. I defended him all those years as well while the left called him Hitler and a war criminal, etc. etc. I too regret it and don’t give a damn what he has to say about anything. He’s a worthless waste of time.

  2. Another one-time, stupid defender of Bushie and his family here. Somewhere in this house is a poster of him and his Missus. When I find it, I am seriously considering making a video of me burning it and posting it for him. I thought he was doing the right thing by not criticizing the administration that followed his but now I have to wonder if it was because he was fine with everything the anointed one was doing? Such a disappointment. If mistrust in government was the goal of so many political parasites who call themselves “leaders”, they were successful.

  3. I’m guessing we’ll be seeing a lot of W later in the year with the 20th anniversary of 9/11 . . . I’m sure he’ll be at some ceremony with Biden.

  4. Too late, “W”. You have revealed your true colors. We didn’t listen to you during when Trump was President and certainly aren’t listening to you now. Your leftie friends including the Obamas demonized you when YOU were president and then you embrace them? Shame on you.

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