Former President George W. Bush continued criticizing President Trump’s travel ban during an interview that will air on “Sunday Today,” days after making news by demanding answers to Trump’s ties to Russia.
“I don’t see how [deporting millions] would work,” Bush told Willie Geist when asked about President Trump’s immigration policy.
“I think somebody who’s vested time and effort, and can make a contribution to our country, will be a really good citizen. And in Texas, we grew up with a lot of people of Hispanic heritage, and we’re used the contributions they have made to our State and to our country,” Bush said.
Bush is currently making the media rounds, promoting a book of his paintings of wounded veterans. He rarely criticized his successor, Barack Obama, but it took less than six weeks for him to call out Trump.
Bush often maintained that he had too much respect for the job to criticize a sitting president, but that didn’t hold him back from attacking Trump during an appearance on NBC’s “Today” show earlier in the week.
Bush said “we all need answers” on the extent of contact between Trump’s team and the Russian government, and also disagreed with Trump’s on-going theory that the media is the “opposition party.”