Bush voiced disdain towards the GOP and called it”isolationist, protectionist, and to a certain extent, nativist,” based on The Western Journal.
“It’s not exactly my vision, but I’m just an old guy they put out to pasture. Just a simple painter.”
Hoda Kotb painted an image of a Republican candidate for president in 2024 for Bush to envision.
As Kotb painted this mental image in George Bush’s mind he explained the hypothetical candidate as being”pro-immigration, pro-a path to citizenship for undocumented workers, pro-DACA, pro-reasonable gun control, pro-education funding for public schools.”
Kotb followed his description with the question,”Would that Republican have a shot in 2024?”
“Sure, yeah, it depends upon the emphasis.”
“I think if the emphasis is integrity and decency and trying to work to get the problem solved, I think the person has a shot,” Bush stated.
“By the way, I think pro-immigration isn’t the right way to put it.”
“I think border enforcement with a compassionate touch is how I would put it.”
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