Previous President George W. Bush heavily criticized current President Donald Trump’s political personality, saying that numerous parts of the present administration are creating division in the United States and all over the globe.
The previous president stated that he is a big fan of globalism, free trade, and free markets during a speech at the George W. Bush Institute.
“We can’t wish globalism away,” Bush stated, insisting that the United States must keep “wise and sustained global engagement” for the good of the nation.
Bush blamed Trump for his ideologies that undermined the unity of the United States as well as global peace.
“We’ve seen a return of isolationist sentiments forgetting that American security is directly threatened by the chaos and despair of distant places,” he cautioned.
Bush encouraged Americans to “recover our own identity”.
He also stated:
“We’ve seen nationalism distorted into nativism, and forgotten the dynamism that immigration has always brought to America”.
“Bigotry seems emboldened, our politics seems more vulnerable to conspiracy theories and outright fabrication,” he stated.
“There are some signs that support for democracy itself has waned especially for the young.”
Bush also said that he doesn’t agree with Trump’s political system.
He required a rebuilding of American standards in society.
“Our identity as a nation, unlike many other nations, is not determined by geography or ethnicity, by soil or blood,” he stated.
“Being American involves the embrace of high ideals and civic responsibility.”
Bush’s choice to openly condemn Trump’s administration is very odd because he rarely criticized President Barack Obama while he was President of the US.