George W. Bush takes veiled shots at President Trump
WASHINGTON — Former President George W. Bush on Thursday (Oct. 19) delivered a scathing warning about Donald Trump, saying his “America first” philosophy portends a dangerous inward turn that is eroding democracy at home and threatening stability around the world.
“The health of the democratic spirit is at issue,” the 43rd president said during a speech in New York. “And the renewal of that spirit is the urgent task at hand.”
“Since World War II, America has encouraged and benefited from the global advance of the free markets, from the strength of democratic alliance and from the advance of free societies,” Bush said. “Bullying and prejudice in our public life sets a national tone, provides permission for cruelty and bigotry, and compromises the moral education of children.”
He also warned of the dangers of a worldwide pattern of countries — including some in Europe — “turning inward.” And though Bush did not name Trump by name during his remarks, his warning about the current U.S. chief executive was clear. MORE
SNIP: Keep in mind, this is an article from a Lefty news blog. But those are still GW’s words… Or were they McCain’s?