Former president George W. Bush remained silent during the Obama years and only spoke up a few times to help his brother Jeb’s floundering campaign.
Bush is out promoting a new book and sat down with Matt Lauer from NBC for the first time in a long time.
Bush was asked about the division in America and he said one of the main problems is the media.
“When I was president, you (NBC) mattered a lot more, because there were like, three of you.”
Bush went on to describe that people are being “bombarded” with information and people use anonymous sources. “It’s a different world.”
When asked about Trump, Bush said that it’s “only been a month. He has four years.”
“Power can be very addictive and it is important for the media to call people account for their power.”
Bush says that the independent press is very important and needed in our democracy, but that we don’t really have it right now.
See the full interview below.
George Bush is selling his new book, “Portraits of Courage” that uses his love for painting to tell the stories of some amazing wounded warriors.
After Bush spoke to Matt Lauer, he was joined on stage with several of the brave service men and women who are featured in the book.
Bush is staying out of the political spotlight and doing his best to help wounded warriors, and that is something that everyone can respect.
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