The Morning Brew: George W. Bush comments on Trump's take on media, calls free press "indispensable"
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Former President George W. Bush disses Trump
Former President George W. Bush spoke to the "Today" show, where he offered his views on recent events.
According to Today, it's the first interview the former president has given since President Trump took office.
Trump declared the media the "enemy of the American people," but Bush offered support to the press.
"We need an independent media to hold people like me to account," Bush told TODAY'S Matt Lauer.
"Power can be very addictive and it can be corrosive, and it’s important for the media to call to account people who abuse their power."
Regarding the controversy over whether Trump advisers may have communicated with Russian hackers who tried to intervene in the election, Bush said,
"“I think we all need answers,” he said, going to on praise North Carolina Senator Richard Burr, the head of the U.S. Senate intelligence committee. “I’m not sure the right avenue to take. I am sure, though, that question needs to be answered."
On Trump's travel ban on individuals from predominantly Muslim countries, Bush said,
"I am for an immigration policy that is welcoming and upholds the law."
The rare public appearance followed the release of a book of portraits by the former president. Proceeds from "Portraits of Courage," a collection of paintings and stories, will benefit the George W. Bush Institute, CNN reported. The think tank works on veterans issues.
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