Freddy Ford, former President George W. Bush’s spokesman, gave a statement to Yahoo News: “The same silence that was afforded to President Obama will be extended to President Trump.”
The Washington Free Beacon reported:
Former President George W. Bush will not publicly comment on President Donald Trump’s executive order pausing immigration from seven countries in the Middle East and Africa.
Bush’s spokesman, Freddy Ford, told Yahoo News via email that the 43rd president will stay out of the public debate on the issue.
Bush has kept out of the spotlight since his presidency, choosing not to respond to criticism and blame directed at him by the Obama administration.
Bush’s move stands in stark contrast to the actions of former President Barack Obama, who decided to chime in just days after leaving office in response to Trump’s temporary restrictions on immigration/travel to the U.S. for individuals from seven high-terror-threat nations.
“With regard to comparisons to President Obama’s foreign policy decisions, as we’ve heard before, the president fundamentally disagrees with the notion of discriminating against individuals because of their faith or religion,” the statement from Obama spokesman Kevin Lewis read.
Given the fact that the seven countries were put forward by the Obama administration, Obama’s choice to chime in is incredibly offensive. Trump’s common-sense order is not a “Muslim ban” as Lewis’ statement clearly implied, but if he’s going to imply that it is, then what was Obama’s Iraq refugee pause during his presidency?
No matter what anyone thinks about when and whether or not a former president should chime in with regard to the new administration, Obama’s massive hypocrisy is incredibly pathetic.
Even worse, Obama, like other Leftists, have chosen to politicize national security and that is reprehensible.