Former President George W. Bush gave a strange, pro-liberal speech this week in which “Dubya” took veiled shots at President Trump’s America-first outlook.
Many “RINO”s and never-Trumpers were all-too happy to swallow Bush’s speech. But not everyone. At least one powerful conservative voice isn’t having it.
Stephen K. Bannon ripped into Bush W. on Friday night at the California Republican Party Convention in Anaheim, CA, saying “there has not been a more destructive presidency than George Bush’s.”
Hilariously, Bannon ranted that Bush didn’t even know what his own speech meant, just like he didn’t know what was going on “when he was President of the United States.”
More from NBC:
Bannon, who served as campaign CEO and later as a White House adviser for Trump, also accused Bush of looking lost during the former president’s speech on Thursday.
“President Bush, to me, embarrassed himself,” Bannon said. “It’s clear he didn’t understand anything he was talking about…He has no earthly idea whether he’s coming or going, just like it was when he was president of the United States.”
Bannon’s criticism of Bush, rendered as he paced the stage with a microphone, contrasted with his call for Republican unity in trying to pass a tax reform bill in Congress. If Republicans can’t come together to govern effectively, he said, they should be run out of office.
Bannon attacked Bush as part of a defense of the “economic nationalism” that forms the core of his own political theory and informs Trump’s policies.
“It’s not about your race, your color, your gender, your religion, your ethnicity, your sexual preference,” Bannon explained. “It’s about one thing: Are you a citizen of the United States of America?”
Economic nationalism, he said, would bind the country together.
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