Was George W. Bush a better president than Donald Trump? | The Tylt

Was George W. Bush a better president than Donald Trump?

George W. Bush left office with a dismal 22 percent approval rating, so unpopular that he wasn't even invited to his own party's convention in 2008. But Bush has enjoyed a minor renaissance of late after speaking out against bigotry and white supremacy in a not-so-subtle jab at President Trump. He also raised eyebrows by admitting Russia meddled in the 2016 election. Others say Bush doesn't deserve rehabilitation after destabilizing the Middle East. For many, Bush will always be America's worst president. What do you think?

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Former President George W. Bush hasn't held back in his subtle criticisms of President Trump, and a lot of people are here for it. Most recently, Bush said “there’s pretty clear evidence that the Russians meddled” in our 2016 election, and also defended immigrants and DREAMers.

"Americans don’t want to pick cotton at 105 degrees, but there are people who want put food on their family’s tables and are willing to do that. We ought to say thank you and welcome them... America’s their home,” Bush said of DACA recipients.

Bush also appeared to criticize Trump during a speech at the George W. Bush Institute. The former president spoke out firmly against bullying, bigotry and white supremacy, among other critical remarks that seemed directly aimed at Trump.

Almost each of these quotes has some connection to Trump. “Conspiracy theories and fabrications?” Check and check. “Nationalism and nativism?” Check. A “degraded discourse?” Big check. “Bigotry and white supremacy?” Trump was criticized for not calling them out strongly enough in Charlottesville. “Bullying?” Huge check. Not “living up to civic values?” Check, definitely.
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President Trump's erratic behavior and racist comments have many longing for the days of President Bush. Despite all his problems, Bush was, at the very least, not a Nazi sympathizer. 

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The fact that President Trump still hasn't acknowledged that Russia meddled in our election is telling.

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And even those who consider Bush to be one of the worst presidents in U.S. history still consider him better than Trump.

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But Trump's defenders argue Bush is in no place to speak ill of President Trump.

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Even some of Trump's fiercest critics don't believe he is worse than Bush. Bush led to the loss of far more human life than Trump has. Trump may be obnoxious, but he hasn't led us into war (yet).

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FINAL RESULTS
Politics
Was George W. Bush a better president than Donald Trump?
A festive crown for the winner
#BushWasBetter
#TrumpIsBetter