Was George W. Bush a better president than Donald Trump? | The Tylt
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; people applauded when he spoke out for freedom of the press and a "welcoming" immigration policy. But others say Bush doesn't deserve rehabilitation after destabilizing the Middle East. For many, Bush will always be America's worst president ever, and Trump is the superior leader. What do you think?
Was George W. Bush a better president than Donald Trump?
George W. Bush's refusal to endorse Donald Trump won him some approval, as did this statement to People magazine on Trump's young presidency:
“I don’t like the racism and I don’t like the name-calling, and I don’t like the people feeling alienated."
George W Bush was a better president. FACT— Daniel Clerici (@DanielLClerici) June 24, 2017
Others point to the quagmire in Iraq, Hurricane Katrina, and Abu Ghraib as just three reasons why Trump is a much better president than Bush.
come on Americans, look on the bright side at least Trump is better than Bush.— floyd maimane (@tfmaimane) June 30, 2017
For many conservatives, Trump is already a far stronger president.
Government is force, not reason. Trump fights, which works better than the passivity of George W Bush. Try to keep up.— Allons-y! (@Allonsyz) June 30, 2017
But critics argue Bush at least staffed the government, which Trump has so far failed to do. Bush didn't give his twin daughters West Wing offices, didn't run a business out of the White House, and as far as we know, never grabbed any woman by the pussy.
Took her a hell of a long time to admit it. Anyone who thinks Trump is better than even GW Bush is batshit crazy.— Sandearl (@sandearl) June 14, 2017
But decorum and respect for norms aside, others point out that 4,486 U.S. soldiers died in Iraq, as did half a million Iraqi citizens. George W. Bush didn't go on Twitter rants, but many hold him responsible for scores of deaths.
Your periodic reminder that Trump is a better President than Bush II. But, he still has lots of time to rectify that.— 40 is the old 50 (@ersatzverite) June 10, 2017
i didn't think i'd ever day this...bush is better than trump....— Hamsters for life (@hamillhere) June 13, 2017
I love how y'all forgot George W. Bush got millions of Iraqis killed because he said some nice things in 2017.— Husayn P. Symonds (@SymondsHP) March 4, 2017
But Bush was president for eight years. Trump's only been in office for six months—give him time.
I didn't think we would ever have a worse president than W.Bush but I would honestly rather have him right now compared to Trump— truthbyDW (@truthbyDW) July 4, 2017