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Bannon takes swipe at Bush over Trump jabs

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 00:45

Former chief White House strategist Steve Bannon took a swipe at former President George W. Bush on Friday, saying the 43rd president embarrassed himself in a speech that was critical of current President Donald Trump. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Former chief White House strategist Steve Bannon took a swipe at former President George W. Bush on Friday, saying the 43rd president embarrassed himself in a speech that was critical of current President Donald Trump. In a speech at the Bush Institute's National Forum on Freedom, Free Markets and Security, Bush appeared to deliver a sweeping, thinly veiled critique of Trump, criticizing "bullying and prejudice" while defending immigrants and trade. Bannon called Bush's speech "highfalutin." "It's clear he didn't understand anything he was talking about," Bannon told the crowd at a California GOP meeting in Anaheim. "He equates the Industrial Revolution, the Agro-Cultural Revolution, Globalization, he has no earthly idea whether he's coming or going." Bush, 71, used a rare public address to discuss nationalism, racial divisions and Russia's intervention in the 2016 election, all flashpoints of his fellow Republican's nine-month White House tenure. He did not mention Trump by name.

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Bannon takes swipe at Bush over Trump jabs

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 00:45