Laura Ingraham minced no words shredding former President George W. Bush for his recent criticism of President Donald Trump.
The Fox News host called out the 43rd U.S. president for his not-so-subtle jabs at Trump while he had remained silent in the face of all the assaults on democracy by the former President Obama. Global elites like Bush don’t want to see Trump succeed, Ingraham noted on Thursday’s “The Ingraham Angle,” so they resort to criticism.
Bush criticized Trump’s immigration policies while in Abu Dhabi on Thursday, saying the U.S. should “welcome” immigrants and thank them for doing the “jobs that Americans won’t do.” Of course, Bush never mentioned Trump by name.
Ingraham also played an audio recording of Bush commenting on Russian President Vladimir Putin and the alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.
“Let me tell you one other thing about Putin,” Bush said. “I would have said a couple years ago that he’s not a direct threat to the homeland except for the elections…and it’s problematic that a foreign nation is involved in our election system because democracy is only really as good as people trust the results. You know there’s pretty clear evidence that the Russians meddled.”
Ingraham unleashed on the former president.
“If I were George W. Bush, I wouldn’t be so quick to bring up Russian meddling,” she began. “I kind of recall — remember he was at that ranch in Crawford? He was pretty cozy with Putin when he came to visit in Texas. Remember, he looks into Vlad’s eyes, and I think he saw his soul, as I recall.”
Ingraham then tore into the blatant hypocrisy.
“So it was okay to try to work with Russia back then, but not now, right?” she said. “Well, I say this about looking into Putin’s soul. How did Bush so badly misjudge Vladimir Putin?”
The Fox News host then laid out the real reason why Bush is now vocally criticizing Trump while he had remained silent on political issues after leaving the office to his successor.
“Look, let’s face it. Bush is repulsed by Donald Trump because – number one – the Bushes are globalists. Trump is more of an economic nationalist,” Ingraham explained. “And – number two – Trump’s election was a repudiation of both of the Bushes and the Clintons. And also, of course, W is still smarting from Trump’s trouncing his baby brother, Jeb, in the primaries.”
Finally, Ingraham had some advice for Trump.
“The president should wear the tired Bush critiques as a badge of honor,” she said. “Trump is doing what previous administrations were unwilling or unable to do.”
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