Former President Bush was at an economic summit in the Middle East and while there took aim at the President Trump, who in the past had denied that the Russians meddled in the 2016 U.S. Election. Bush also attacked Russian President Vladmir Putin, saying the Russian President is yet to forgive the West for the demise of the Soviet Union.
Bush was speaking in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, at a conference by the Milken Institute, a think tank based in Santa Monica, California.
The former president did not mention President Trump by name, but said; "Whether (Russia) affected the outcome is another question. It’s problematic that a foreign nation is involved in our election system. Our democracy is only as good as people trust the results"
Bush described his Putin as a "zero-sum", Bush said; "He can’t think, ‘How can we both win?’ He only thinks, ‘How do I win, you lose? He’s got a chip on his shoulder. The reason he does is because of the demise of the Soviet Union troubles him. Therefore, much of his moves (are) to regain Soviet hegemony ... That’s why NATO is very important."
While former President Obama has said Russians meddled in the 2016 elections, and Bush also had in different times talks about the meddling of the U.S.. election, President Trump did not believe that the Russians meddled in the election, and has called the investigation on this team campaign team as only a witch hunt and called the news fake news.