Bush reveals 'clear evidence' Russian Federation meddled in 2016 election

Bush made the comments in a talk in Abu Dhabi the capital of the United Arab Emirates

Bush made the comments in a talk in Abu Dhabi the capital of the United Arab Emirates

(The Hill) Former President George W. Bush said on Thursday that the US needs to "welcome" immigrants and thank them for doing the "jobs that Americans won't do".

"Whether [Russia] affected the outcome is another question", Bush said at a conference in Abu Dhabi, the USA Today reported. Our democracy is only good if people trust the results.

The report did not elaborate whom in Russia Bush was accusing of interfering in the U.S. The report added that Bush was not naming Trump in his comments. After a conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Hanoi, Vietnam, in November, Trump said Putin was "sincere" in his denials. "The reason he does is because of the demise of the Soviet Union troubles him".

On "The Ingraham Angle", Laura Ingraham said Trump should wear this criticism from Bush as a "badge of honor". Therefore, much of his moves [are] to regain Soviet hegemony...

Bush in 2008 became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the UAE. "Putin is a brilliant tactician who has the capacity to detect weakness and exploit it", he said. That is why North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is so important, "said the former U.S. president".

He also criticized Trump's decision to end an Obama-era program that allowed undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children to remain in the country and advocated for a permanent fix to keep them, according to the AP.

"But foreign aggressions - including cyber-attacks, disinformation and financial influence - should not be downplayed or tolerated", Bush said at the time. "They've got to get it fixed".

Bush acknowledged that he tried to overhaul America's "broken" immigration system, but failed.

In October, Bush said the Russian government "made a project of turning Americans against each other". "We ought to say thank you and welcome them". Bush spoke on Thursday at a summit in Abu Dhabi put on by the Milken Institute, an economic think tank based in California. The nonprofit was founded by philanthropist Michael Milken known as the "junk bond king".

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