George W. Bush: 'clear evidence Russians meddled' in 2016 election

Marsha Scott
February 9, 2018

"President Bush is correct".

"Bigotry seems emboldened. Our politics seems more vulnerable to conspiracy theories and outright fabrication", said Bush during a speech in NY last October.

"America's their home", the 43rd American president said.

Speaking in Abu Dhabi at a forum organized by the Milken Institute, a California-based think tank, Bush didn't say whether he thought the meddling affected election results, according to The Associated Press.

Bush insisted on the need to support North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and other United States alliances with other countries.

In an interview with NBC News this week, Jeanette Manfra, head of cybersecurity at the Department of Homeland Security, said Russians successfully infiltrated "an exceptionally small number" of voter registration rolls in 21 states.

On this latest visit, President Bush expressed regret that Americans did not always understand the significance of their role in the world, using the example of the battle against HIV in Africa during his terms in office, funded though U.S. aid. We have got to enforce our borders and we have got to enforce our laws.

"I think it's important we just continue to say to Russia, 'Look, you think we don't see what you're doing".

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Bush's comments come amid several investigations to determine whether Trump's presidential campaign colluded with Russian Federation during the election.

Pivoting to the topic of immigration, Bush called for reform ― another possible critique of Trump.

"Our system is broken, but we have got to fix it".

"But there are people willing to do jobs Americans aren't willing to do". "Americans don't want to pick cotton at 105 degrees (Fahrenheit), but there are people who want put food on their family's tables and are willing to do that". Have a plan in place that enables workers to do work Americans won't do.

President Bush also stepped into the current debate about deporting those children born to illegal immigrants, a policy President Trump has expressed support for. He appealed to the administration saying that "they got to get it fixed". "I asked him again".

"The Russian government has made a project of turning Americans against each other, " Bush said during a forum in NY in October.

"It's problematic that a foreign nation is involved in our election system", he said.

In addition to commenting on Russia, Bush also discussed immigration.

Other reports by MaliBehiribAe

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