President George W. Bush breaks a nine-year silence to deliver a powerful rebuke to a sitting President. President Obama’s talking too. We’ll think about their critiques and President Trump.
Former U.S. President George W. Bush speaks at a forum sponsored by the George W. Bush Institute in New York, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. (Seth Wenig/AP)
October 22, 2017
He never named Donald Trump. But when former President George W. Bush took the stage last week in New York, he came armed with a blistering attack on the features of the Trump presidency that have become perceived hallmarks. The most recent Republican president tearing into the ways, the reputation, of the sitting Republican president. It was astonishing, especially for an ex-president – Bush – who has long held his tongue. This hour, On Point: Former president George W. Bush, and the ways of President Donald Trump. —Tom Ashbrook
Robert Dallek, presidential historian.