Former US President George W Bush has criticised US President Donald Trump. He is on a visit to the UAE. He said,”When I hear people say that the world must solve its own problems without the help of the United States it troubles me”.This statement is a direct contradiction to what Trump’s think about the US.
On immigration also where Trump has proposed banning entry to the US from some Muslim countries, Bush said: “The US has a history of assimilation, and we’ve always welcomed people from wherever they were born. But that is changing now. Our system is broken and we have to fix it. But a populist stance makes it harder for the issue to be resolved.”
He also said,”A couple of years ago, I would not have said that Putin was a threat to our homeland. But now there’s pretty clear evidence that they meddled in our elections. Whether they affected the result or not is a different question, but they meddled and it’s dangerous.”
“Putin is a zero sum. He cannot think that you both can win. He only thinks ‘I win, you lose’. He has a chip on his shoulder because of the demise of the Soviet Union, and he’s using energy policy to try to get it back,” he added. “That’s why NATO is so important, and why it’s important for the US to back Nato,” Bush added.