Former President George W. Bush launched a broadside at President Donald Trump on Wednesday night, reportedly claiming that “an isolationist United States is destabilising around the world”, according to the Washington Post‘s Josh Rogin, APA reports citing Sputnik.
Speaking during a panel alongside former president Bill Clinton at the Nir School of the Heart, Bush was said to have lambasted Trump for his recent decision to withdraw up to 1,000 American troops from northeast Syria as part of campaign promises to bring troops home after more than a decade of war, saying:
“An isolationist United States is destabilising around the world. We are becoming isolationist and that’s dangerous for the sake of peace.”
According to Rogin, Bush also revealed that his biggest regret during his tenure as president from 2001 to 2008 was not granting amnesty to the 11 to 22 million illegal aliens living in the US, in what seemed like an attack against the Trump administration’s drive to enforce immigration laws.
“We are a nation of immigrants but the language coming out of the system today is rejecting immigration,” Bush said.