Bush Flogs Book He Probably Didn’t Write, Talks Down Trump With Lauer
By Daily Bell Staff - February 27, 2017

President Bush Defends the ‘Indispensable’ Media in Rare Interview: ‘Power Can Be Very Addictive’ … Former president George W. Bush took a few thinly veiled shots at President Donald Trump during an interview with NBC’s “Today” show. The Republican ex-president appeared on Monday’s program to promote his upcoming book, “Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors,” and anchor Matt Lauer asked if he agreed with Trump that the media was an “enemy of the people.” – Mediaite

Former President George W. Bush is making the media rounds selling a book he has just written about top veterans who have impressed him and supposedly had a personal impact on him.

He was on NBC’s Today show talking about the book. Under Lauer’s questioning, he talked about Trump as well.

Bush was obviously torn. He wanted to say some not so nice things about Trump – who had eviscerated his brother – but presidential decorum spoke against it. He did make some comments however.


“I consider the media to be indispensable to democracy,” Bush said. “We need an independent media to hold people like me to account. Power can be very addictive and it can be corrosive, and it’s important for the media to call to account people who abuse their power.”

Bush said he tried to convince Russian president Vladimir Putin of the importance of an independent press, and he said American credibility was crucial in fostering democracy elsewhere.

“It’s kind of hard to tell others to have an independent free press when we’re not willing to have one ourselves,” Bush said.

He also said Trump needed more time before he might make specific criticisms about the new president. At the same time, he said he believed in an immigration policy that was “lawful” but “welcoming.”

Toward  the end of his presidency, Bush actually went a great deal beyond friendliness. He tried to pass legislation that would normalize the status of million of Mexicans in this country, and basically put them on a fast track to citizenship.

This is because Bush, like the Clintons and others, is basically a globalist. A lot of what he tried to do as President involved tearing down America and building up internationalist entities. He tried to split America in two with the a special North American Union highway running from Texas to Canada.

There never was any real reason given for wars he embarked upon. Years later America is still in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Pentagon wants billions more for Afghanistan – much of it without strings attached.

Bush killed thousands and injured hundreds of thousands fighting wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Then he withdrew to his ranch to paint. Now he has come out with a book about veterans.

Chances are he did not write the book himself. He was not especially interested in veterans as president. Nor did he do much to fix the lamentable VA system.

The book was probably suggested to Bush and then written for him to promote. He is doing the promotion, from what we can tell, without a great deal of enthusiasm.

The biggest issue with Bush was 9/11. It need to be looked into again formally, though plenty of outside investigations have now pretty much established the original story is bunkum.

Conclusion: His presidency was bunkum too.

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  • robertsgt40

    Bush is a third generation war criminal and traitor. The tribe is pulling out the stops to get Trump.

  • Calcinor Jones

    Another despot that sold Americana while delivering globalism, trillions in debt and the extension of the military complex (amongst many many others).

  • CAI

    Bush is not going to overtly criticize Trump. However, he should have corrected Lauer and stated “Trump did not say the media was the enemy.” What Trump said was “the fake media was the enemy of the people.” Lauer and NBC are just as bad as the rest of the MSM. Trump will never get any accolades from the MSM even if he fulfills every campaign promise within his first term. I am actually praying that the Dem’s get wiped out in the mid term elections.

  • Gardentoolnumber5

    Bush should be writing from prison after being found guilty for his war crimes. Instead he is making the talk show rounds… not talking about the death he caused. Who would have thought it would get worse with just retired war criminal but it did. Sadly.

    • autonomous

      I guess I’m dense; what is garden tool #5?

      • Gardentoolnumber5

        You’re not dense at all. I thought about letting you go on for a while thinking there is a whole set of tools that you didn’t know of… but I couldn’t do it. =D
        I am Gardentoolnumber5

  • autonomous

    Much like Obama and both Clintons, Bush was painted as an intellectual, especially before his election. I join you in your suspicion that the book was not written by him. Not since Jefferson have we really had an intellectual president. I deliberately exclude Wilson, because progressives have a warped sense of the intellect, preferring the group think of socialistic pretense. Not that intellectuals aren’t subject to pretense or even of hubris. He who would yield power over others falls into that quicksand that Lord Acton spoke of. Surely, Trump is not immune. His one saving grace is that he appears to be aware of power’s corrupting ability, and unlike Obama, all three Bushes and all three Clintons, who bath in its corrupting influence, he seems to be wary of same. I hope he clings to constitutional safeguards to shield us from him–against all precedents.

  • Praetor

    Saudi, Israel stooge! Global scum! This guy wasn’t the president. We have not had a president since Kennedy. Just a bunch of yes men and he was one of them.!!!

  • James Clander

    Great summary — I’m surprised the idiot was stupid enough to pop his head up to be kicked. What a moron – he should be on an arrest warrant if he ever leaves the US.

  • georgesilver

    Is it a “kiss and tell” about Tony Blair?

  • rahrog

    Gosh, I sure hope he gets a cell window that allows him enough natural light to continue his painting.

    Would it be over the top to hang Bush with the same rope he hung Saddam with?

  • WeWeAllTheWayHome

    Are they trying to rehab this war criminal’s image?