Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) tweeted a photo of George W. Bush with a message: “I like Republican presidents who win re-election.”
Cheney is being interviewed tonight on 60 Minutes.
“Former president Donald Trump lashed out Monday at former president George W. Bush, saying his fellow Republican had ‘a failed and uninspiring presidency’ and shouldn’t be ‘lecturing’ Americans about the threat posed by domestic terrorism,” the Washington Post reports.
Said Trump: “So interesting to watch former President Bush, who is responsible for getting us into the quicksand of the Middle East (and then not winning!), as he lectures us that terrorists on the ‘right’ are a bigger problem than those from foreign countries that hate America, and that are pouring into our Country right now.”
He added: “If that is so, why was he willing to spend trillions of dollars and be responsible for the death of perhaps millions of people? He shouldn’t be lecturing us about anything. The World Trade Center came down during his watch. Bush led a failed and uninspiring presidency. He shouldn’t be lecturing anybody!”
Just three days after 9/11, President George W. Bush told U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair that the U.S. would attack Iraq, according to Bruce Riedel, former special assistant to President Bush, who broke that news during a Brookings panel discussion this week.
Former President George W. Bush said late Monday that he and former first lady Laura Bush had “been watching the tragic events unfolding in Afghanistan with deep sadness,” Axios reports.
The Bush administration hid the truth about an attack targeting Vice President Dick Cheney, amid fears it was losing the war, the Washington Post reports.
Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush reasserted his support for Donald Trump in a Fox News interview.
Said Bush: “When you look at my policies, I’m all about America First. Trump is the center of the Republican Party. I’m my own man, I support him and we need to carry on that legacy and capture the lightning that he brought to the Republican Party so that we can help all of our fellow Republicans down ballot.”
Hayes Brown: “No matter how you feel about them, the Bush family has been one of the most influential clans in modern U.S. history. Like most political families in the US, the Bushes have stayed loyal to one party — the Republican Party, in their case.”
“But despite an unbroken string of service — including two presidencies, two governorships and a combined 14 years in Congress — the Republican Party has not always returned the favor.”
“Now, the youngest member of the line has decided his political future requires embracing former President Donald Trump, a man who’s gone out of his way to reject and scorn everything his family has done.”
“My argument is, look, when Bushes and Trumps come together, good things happen.”
— Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, in an interview on Fox Radio.
Out this week: The Man I Knew: The Amazing Story of George H. W. Bush’s Post-Presidency by Jean Becker.
A memoir from Bush’s chief of staff for the last 25 years of his life.
Politico: “Trump has one more opportunity to twist the knife, as George P. Bush — the last remaining Bush in public office — prepares to launch a primary challenge Wednesday against Texas GOP Attorney General Ken Paxton.”
“In what’s expected to be a brutal contest pitting the Bush family scion against a scandal-plagued incumbent, Trump’s endorsement will go a long way toward determining the winner. The former president remains popular with the Texas Republican base — so popular that Bush, Jeb Bush’s son and currently the state’s land commissioner, has studiously avoided his family’s entanglements with Trump.”
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) said he would run for re-election despite a possible primary challenge from Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush (R), the Texas Tribune reports.
Said Paxton: “He’s got this mentality he’s gonna be president one day and he’s gotta get started.”
“It’s not exactly my vision… but, you know, I’m just an old guy they put out to pasture.”
— Former President George W. Bush, in an interview on the Today Show, lamenting how the Republican Party has become increasingly “isolationist, protectionist, and to a certain extent, nativist.”
“Former President George W. Bush said the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol left him ‘disgusted’ and “disturbed” – yet still optimistic about the resilience of American democracy,” the Dallas Morning News reports.
Said Bush: “I was disgusted. … I was sick to my stomach, to see our nation’s Capitol being stormed by hostile forces, and it really disturbed me. I’m still disturbed when I think about it, and it undermines the rule of law.”
When asked if he thought Democrats stole the election, Bush replied: “No. All elections have some kind of improprieties… The results of this election, though, were confirmed when Joe Biden got inaugurated as president… He’s off to a good start, it looks like, and hopefully this anger will work its way out of the system.”
Issac Dovere: “George W. Bush doesn’t like Donald Trump… With less than three weeks until the election, Bush—as the only living former Republican president—would be in a position to stand up for American democracy if Trump loses but refuses to concede, as he has threatened to do. But if Bush is planning on doing anything about Trump, or considering some way to stand together with the other former presidents to protect democracy, that would be news to the offices of those former presidents. They haven’t heard from him.”
“Joe Biden’s campaign looked into whether Bush would consider endorsing him but was told he wouldn’t be getting involved. If Biden wins and Trump refuses to concede, though, the Democrat would likely lean on Bush to speak up, a person familiar with the campaign’s thinking told me. I asked the Trump campaign if the president would want Bush’s endorsement. My email was ignored.”
Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush – son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and nephew of former President George W. Bush – told the Dallas Morning News that “he will cast a ballot for Donald Trump, reaffirming the support he gave to the billionaire in the 2016 election.”
Said Bush: “President Trump is the only thing standing between America and socialism.”
“It may not happen on our watch, but the nation needs the plan.”
“Our values are the same. We disagree on policy, but we don’t disagree on humanity, we don’t disagree about love and compassion. I think that’s true for all of us — it’s just that we get lost in our fear of what’s different.”
— Michelle Obama, quoted by People magazine, on her friendship with President George W. Bush.
Said Stone on Instagram: “She had a ‘countdown clock’ for Donald Trump’s presidency? Well she’s dead and he’s president — who won that one? Nasty, rude, vindictive, entitled, self-important – that’s the woman I had several unpleasant encounters with.”
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Goddard spent more than a decade as managing director and chief operating officer of a prominent investment firm in New York City. Previously, he was a policy adviser to a U.S. Senator and Governor.
Goddard is also co-author of You Won - Now What? (Scribner, 1998), a political management book hailed by prominent journalists and politicians from both parties. In addition, Goddard's essays on politics and public policy have appeared in dozens of newspapers across the country.
Goddard earned degrees from Vassar College and Harvard University. He lives in New York with his wife and three sons.
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