As if Donald Trump’s Russia investigation wasn’t already disgraceful enough, you know it’s gotten to a certain level when a former president needs to call him out and remind everyone that he’s guilty!
Earlier this week, former President George W. Bush made sure that no one would forget the “pretty clear evidence” of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. According to USA Today, Bush made these comments during a conference at the United Arab Emirates.
Bush stated that while he wasn’t sure if the outcome of the election had been affected due to the Russian meddling, he still felt it was very disturbing and dangerous to the American democracy. Bush said:
Whether (Russia) affected the outcome is another question. It’s problematic that a foreign nation is involved in our election system. Our democracy is only as good as people trust the results.”
It should be noted that while Bush is clear in his stance that Russia interfered in the 2016 election, our current president still continues to defend Russia despite all the evidence that has been laid out by intelligence agencies.
Bush also made sure to trash Trump’s buddy, Russian President Vladimir Putin. Bush described Putin as “zero-sum” and gave a subtle warning to Trump not to trust the Russian leader. He said of Putin:
He can’t think, ‘How can we both win?’ He only thinks, ‘How do I win, you lose?’ He’s got a chip on his shoulder. The reason he does is because of the demise of the Soviet Union troubles him. Therefore, much of his moves (are) to regain Soviet hegemony … That’s why NATO is very important.”
Bush has previously trashed Putin and Trump, expressing his disgust at their partnership. Last year, Bush said, “The Russian government has made a project of turning Americans against each other.”
We couldn’t agree more.
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