George W. Bush continues to bat against our next president, Donald Trump.
On Tuesday, the former president cautioned against allowing anger to dictate policy in the wake of a heated presidential race — especially when it comes to trade, an issue in the crosshairs of Trump.
Bush said, “I understand anger, and some people might have been angry when I was president, but anger shouldn’t drive policy. What should drive policy is what’s best for the people who are angry and how does it benefit people in our country and people in our neighborhood.”
Bush, who did not support Trump, opened his remarks by saying he does not “think it’s helpful for a former president to criticize successors.” But he went on to carefully push back on a central argument throughout Trump’s campaign — that trade deals have been bad for the U.S. economy, sending jobs overseas and shrinking wages.
Any president, Bush said, should “recognize that trade encourages growth and fair trade is important for the workers of our respective countries.”
What Bush fails to realize is the rewards that Trump changes could bring to our economy. Perhaps, Bush should give Trump a chance to make a real difference.
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