The former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon attacked former President George W. Bush with a myriad of insults this past Friday at an annual Republican convention in California.
“President Bush embarrassed himself,” Bannon said at a Republican convention in Anaheim, CA. “He has no earthly idea whether he is coming or going just like it was when he was president of the United States,”. Bannon also followed up his attack my naming the former president the most destructive president in American history, for letting China rise as a world economic power.
On Monday Steve Bannon dismissed recent speeches by former President George W. Bush and Sen. John McCain that seemed to criticize President Donald Trump’s brand of politics. Bannon described the speeches as “more Pablum” in contrast to the speech of the Chinese President Xi Jinping which he referred to as “an adult speech to adults.”
Bannon also commented on a speech made by former president Bush October 19th in New York. In this speech George W. Bush criticized the kind of politics, sentiment, and way of thought that led to the election of President Trump. It’s only natural that Bannon would have something to say about this given his past position as the White House chief Strategist for Donald Trump. The former President also mentioned without name the distortion of nationalism, something that Bannon prides with being a very big part of his character. Bush said, “We’ve seen nationalism distorted into nativism – forgotten the dynamism that immigration has always brought to America.”
“It’s clear he didn’t understand anything he was talking about,” was Bannon’s comment on the matter.
While the former president’s comments seem to be targeted towards the community and mindset that Bannon represents, his actions did not warrant this Backlash from Steve Bannon. This action is like the one he took upon him being fired from his position as White House Chief Strategist in which he referred to the current presidency as being “over”.