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Bush criticizes GOP isolationism, anti-immigration rhetoric

28 days ago   |   By My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - George W. Bush says the Republican Party he served as president has become “isolationist, protectionist and, to a certain extent, nativist” and says he's especially concerned about anti-immigration rhetoric.
“It's a beautiful country we have and yet it's not beautiful when we condemn, call people names and scare people about immigration,” Bush told NBC's “Today” show on Tuesday.
Bush, who was in New York to preside over a naturalization ceremony, said his new book, “Out of Many, One: Portraits of America's Immigrants,” aims to ”elevate the discourse."
The former president did...
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Bush: Today's GOP is ‘nativist' and 'isolationist'

Bush: Today's GOP is ‘nativist' and 'isolationist'

28 days ago   |   By Politico

Former President George W. Bush described the modern-day GOP as “isolationist, protectionist, and to a certain extent, nativist” in an interview Tuesday that was packed with implicit criticism of the most recent Republican president.
“It's not exactly my vision” for the party, Bush told NBC's “Today” show in a rare live TV appearance. “But, you know, I'm just an old guy they put out to pasture.”
Still, Bush remained hopeful that a more moderate Republican - one who supported reasonable gun reform measures, increased public school funding and a path to citizenship for undocumented workers...
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