Bannon Goes After Former President George W. Bush

Jalil Javed and Henry Kincaid

Steve Bannon, the former Chief Strategist of Trump’s administration, went after the 43rd president of the United States in a series of blunt and open attacks this Friday night. He questioned the intelligence of the former president, and also criticised his ability to understand various concepts relating to politics.
“There has not been a more destructive presidency than George Bush’s,” Bannon said during his address to the convention banquet of the California Republican Party, also claiming that Bush had “embarrassed himself”.
Bannon’s speech may have started with a call for unity, but the overall tone of the talk shifted away from that ideal very quickly.

“It was clear he didn’t understand anything he was talking about,” Bannon said.
Bannon’s fiery takedown came after the former president himself, George W. Bush, gave a speech last Thursday in which he rejected the politics and philosophy often associated with the Trump presidency and campaign. Bush made his comments at his self-titled complex, the George W. Bush Institute, and condemned “nationalism distorted into nativism”, as well as “discourse degraded by casual cruelty.”
“He has no earthly idea of whether he’s coming or going,”  claiming Bush had thoughtlessly given a speech written for him by someone else, “just like it was when he was President of the United States.”
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