George W. Bush

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Spicer Slammed for 'Flat-Out Not True' Gitmo Claim

He makes new error correcting Trump tweet

(Newser) - Like many things these days, it started with a tweet from President Trump: He claimed Tuesday that 122 "vicious prisoners" released from Guantanamo by the Obama administration had returned to the battlefield. All but nine of those had in fact been released under George W. Bush, Politico reports, but... More »

Isolationism Is Dangerous, Warns Bush

It may help create US enemies, he says

(Newser) - Former President George W. Bush on Wednesday warned against an "isolationist tendency" in the US that he called dangerous to national security, at a time when President Trump has faced questions about his administration's commitment to the country's international partnerships, reports the AP . The 43rd president was... More »

Bush: Take Trump's Word He Wants to Unify Nation

But he also defends the 'indispensable' media

(Newser) - Former President George W. Bush on Monday offered what CNN characterizes as "muted criticism" of some of President Trump's actions, but he also pointed out that Trump has been in office a mere month. "You have to take the man for his word that he wants to... More »

What Clinton, Bush Told Their Successors Released

Both men had plenty of encouraging words in letters left behind

(Newser) - It may be many years before the contents of the letter President Obama will leave in the White House for Donald Trump Friday morning are known to the public, but the notes from the two previous presidents to their successors can now be seen for the first time. In letters... More »

Clintons Have RSVP'd to Trump's Inauguration

George W. Bush will also be there

(Newser) - For a while there, it looked like Jimmy Carter was going to be the only ex-president at Donald Trump's inauguration . But CBS News reports a spokesperson for George W. and Laura Bush said Tuesday the couple will be attending. "They are pleased to be able to witness the... More »

George W. Bush Reveals Vote (He Didn't Do What Dad Did)

It wasn't a vote for Clinton—but it wasn't a vote for Trump, either

(Newser) - Neither of the Bush presidents voted for the GOP nominee in Election 2016—but while No. 41 reportedly opted to cast his ballot for Hillary Clinton , No. 43 took a different route. George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, "voted 'None of the Above' for president," spokesman... More »

At Clinton Fundraiser, Dubya's Daughter

Barbara Bush poses with Huma Abedin, looks like latest in GOP dynasty leaning Clinton

(Newser) - The latest member of the Bush dynasty to unsubtly diss Donald Trump is former first daughter Barbara Pierce Bush, the daughter of George W. and namesake of his mother: The younger Bush appeared at a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton in Paris on Saturday, reports CNN . Bush wasn't exactly coy... More »

Hug Felt 'Round the World Goes Viral

'Unlikely friends' George W. Bush, Michelle Obama photographed in embrace

(Newser) - A reunion of "two unlikely friends" happened Saturday during the dedication of DC's National Museum of African American History and Culture , per CNN —and the photo of Michelle Obama's embrace of George W. Bush has now become a "powerful image … for the ages,"... More »

George W. Bush Publishing Book of His Paintings

It will feature 66 paintings and a mural the former president did of veterans

(Newser) - The next book from former President George W. Bush will be more about pictures than words, the AP reports. Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief's Tribute to America's Warriors will feature 66 paintings and a four-panel mural drawn by Bush of military veterans and those in active... More »

Trump, Swift, Cosby, More Get Naked in Kanye's New Music Video

Or at least their likenesses do

(Newser) - Here's something you never thought you'd see: Bill Cosby, Donald Trump, Taylor Swift, and George W. Bush naked in bed together. Enter Kanye West's new NSFW music video for "Famous," which depicts 12 celebrities sprawled out in their birthday suits on a giant bed. Also... More »

New Photos Show Bush's 9/11 Reaction

'I was documenting a nightmare,' photographer says

(Newser) - George W. Bush appears anguished but determined in newly released photos of his reaction to the 9/11 attacks. The photos, released under a Freedom of Information Act request, document the president's reaction throughout the day, from an elementary school in Sarasota, Fla., where he first heard about the attacks,... More »

Without Speaking His Name, George W. Goes After Trump

Trump doubles down on attack on Bush brothers

(Newser) - George W. Bush didn't say Donald Trump's name when he appeared at a Jeb rally in South Carolina Monday night, but everybody knew who he was talking about with references to "bluster" and "theatrics" during his 20-minute speech. "Americans are angry and frustrated, but we... More »

George W. Is Going to Appear at Jeb Rallies

He's been 'taken aback' by Trump campaign

(Newser) - Jeb Bush, mocked by Donald Trump for having his "mommy" fight his battles, is going to bring his big brother into the mix on Monday. Friends of George W. Bush tell the Washington Post that the former president is fascinated but troubled by this year's White House race... More »

Report: Detailed Warnings About 9/11 Were Ignored

'I think they were mentally stuck'

(Newser) - “It was very evident that we were going to be struck, we were gonna be struck hard, and lots of Americans were going to die,” former CIA counterterrorism chief Cofer Black recalls about the months before 9/11. Politico has an exclusive look from Chris Whipple into how the... More »

Elder Bush's Book Sets Off Rare Family Disagreement

Sons George and Jeb backtracking from father's views

(Newser) - The elder George Bush's surprising public slam of Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld has resulted in what the Washington Post sees as a rarity: a "public quarrel," or something close to it, among a family known for its loyalty. Sons Jeb and George were busy trying to... More »

Bush Sr. Slams Cheney, Rumsfeld in New Book

'Iron-ass' advisers 'served the president badly'

(Newser) - George HW Bush has finally broken his silence on what he thought about his son's administration—and it turns out he was no fan of Dick Cheney or Donald Rumsfeld. In Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, the senior Bush tells biographer Jon Meacham... More »

Blair: Yes, Iraq War Led to Rise of ISIS

But former PM contends that toppling Saddam was still the right thing to do

(Newser) - Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has said the US-led invasion of Iraq was partly responsible for the emergence of the Islamic State in the Middle East. But he insisted that toppling dictator Saddam Hussein had been the right thing to do. Blair told CNN that "there are elements... More »

Dubya on Ted Cruz: 'I Just Don't Like the Guy'

Remarks against brother's rival at donor event surprise attendees

(Newser) - Finally, someone other than Donald Trump is annoying the GOP establishment. Former President George W. Bush attended a donor event for brother Jeb's campaign Sunday in Denver, and according to a handful of attendees, Dubya had a lot to say about Ted Cruz, who served as a domestic policy... More »

Trump Maybe Just Blamed Bush for 9/11

'The World Trade Center came down during his reign'

(Newser) - On Friday, Donald Trump espoused a belief that is taboo among Republicans and off limits for even most Democrats: that George W. Bush bears some responsibility for the attacks on 9/11, Politico reports. During an interview with Bloomberg , the GOP presidential frontrunner was asked if he would be able to... More »

Jeb Bush: My Brother Accomplished Mission in Iraq

He won't rule out return to torture

(Newser) - George W. Bush left Iraq in pretty good shape, only for President Obama to mess it all up, according to Jeb Bush. The candidate, speaking at a national security forum in Iowa yesterday, continued to defend his brother's war record, arguing that "taking out Saddam Hussein turned out... More »

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