While Barack Obama pretends to be enjoying life and disinterested with the Trump administration, there have been several rational and plausible theories in recent weeks that the former president has a wide-range of conspiracies up his sleeve.
And now, former President George W. Bush – who refused to criticize Obama during his entire 8-year tenure, and who once said to Sean Hannity,
“I don’t think it’s good for the country to have a former president undermine a current president” – is ignoring his own advice by publicly speaking out against the Trump administration.
So it begs the question: Are these former presidents and party rivals, Bush and Obama, teaming up to overthrow President Donald Trump?
Bush recently sat down with Matt Lauer on NBC’s “TODAY” – only one month into Trump’s presidency – with some strong words.
According to The Washington Times:
“Mr. Bush, speaking with Matt Lauer on NBC’s ‘Today’ Monday, insisted ‘we all need answers’ regarding possible connections between Russian officials and Mr. Trump’s campaign team.
He (thankfully) dodged the question on whether a special prosecutor should be appointed to investigate the matter.
Mr. Bush also disagreed with Mr. Trump’s attacks on the press, saying the media was ‘indispensable to democracy.’
‘We need an independent media to hold people like me to account. Power can be very addictive and it can be corrosive,’ Mr. Bush explained.
The veiled swipes continued. On Mr. Trump’s immigration executive order?
‘I am for an immigration policy that’s welcoming and upholds the law,’ Mr. Bush said.
The left immediately used his remarks to vilify Mr. Trump and his supporters.
‘When Liberals are citing George W Bush as a voice of moderation and sanity, you understand how extreme the right has become under Trump,” Huffington Post contributor Wajahat Ali tweeted.
Mr. Bush’s interview was sliced and diced to serve the mainstream media’s anti-Trump narrative of choice, some running with the lead the press is needed to rein in a maniacal Trump, others using it to point out Mr. Trump’s discriminatory travel ban, and yet others using it to justify an investigation into his White House.
Mr. Bush agreed to be interviewed by The Today Show because he was promoting his new book. He should’ve stuck to that script, and when the discussion veered to Mr. Trump (which it was inevitably going to do), he should have given the same answer he did to Mr. Hannity three years ago.
He after-all admitted: ‘I think you have to take the man [Trump] for his word that he wants to unify the country, and we’ll see whether he’s able to do so. It’s hard to unify the country with the news media being so split up.
When I was president, you know, you mattered a lot more because there was like three of you and now there’s all kinds of information being bombarded out and people can say things anonymously. It’s just a different world.’
Exactly. That’s why Mr. Bush’s previous comments were unhelpful.”
Not only were President Bush’s comments unhelpful, but they seemed to imply something more divisive and sinister is at work.
Of course, the entire Bush family has reason to hate Donald Trump, since he demoralized Jeb Bush during the GOP primaries.
And there were also pictures of Bush and former First Lady Michelle Obama being very touchy-feely with one another that went viral last year – which were most likely designed to give Bush an endearing quality amongst liberals.
So now Bush is siding with the liberal media and Obama – something he would have never agreed with in a million years during his presidency?
No, something much larger is at work here, and given the recent camaraderie between the Bush and Obama families, it’s likely they’re both fueled by the fact the country was taken by a businessman and not a career politician like they have always envisioned for America.