George W. Bush: 'clear evidence Russians meddled' in 2016 election

Violet Powell
February 9, 2018

President Bush was speaking at the first Milken Institute Mena Summit on Saadiyat Island, and described Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Commander of the UAE Armed Forces as "one of the best leaders in the world".

Bush said on Thursday that the USA needs to "welcome" immigrants and thank them for doing the "jobs that Americans won't do".

George W Bush said it was "problematic that a foreign nation is involved in our election system". "Our democracy is only as good as people trust the results", Bush added.

The intelligence community concluded that Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 Presidential election, while President Trump has argued that his campaign was not involved in any collusion with Russian Federation.

Bush also said that Russian President Vladimir Putin "is zero-sum. He said he absolutely did not meddle in our election".

US President Donald Trump speaks on tax policy during a visit to Sheffer Corporation, Monday, February 5, 2018, in Blue Ash, Ohio. President Trump has denied any "collusion" with the Russians.

Jordan Clarkson to the Cavs, as Isaiah Thomas goes to Lakers
Thomas' net rating Wednesday - the Cavs' margin per 100 possessions when he's on the court - was minus-17. I like it here, it hasn't gone as planned, but I definitely want to be here.

"He's got a chip on his shoulder", Bush said of Putin.

Bush acknowledged the US immigration system is "broken" and explained that he "tried [to fix it], but unsuccessfully".

Trump has also attacked longstanding Western institutions meant to deter Russian aggression.

He also criticized Trump's decision to end an Obama-era program that allowed undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children to remain in the country and advocated for a permanent fix to keep them, according to the AP.

"There are people willing to do jobs that Americans won't do", he said. "He can't think, 'How can we both win?' He only thinks, 'How do I win, you lose?'"

His comments came in a conversation with Michael Milken, known as the king of "junk bonds" in the 1980s, who pleaded guilty to violating financial laws in 1990 and spent 22 months in prison.

Other reports by PlayStation Move reviews

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER