The former president George Bush revealed who he voted for in 2020

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source: theguardian.com

The former president has made inflammatory statements about his party, which he considers "isolationist," and has also said what he thinks about Biden and Trump.

Former President George W. Bush revealed that he did not vote for either candidate in the 2020 presidential election and instead wanted to support Condoleeza Rice, his secretary of state.

He told People magazine. She knows, but she told me she would refuse. 

It should be remembered that after the last elections, Bush said that Trump had the right to request a recount of the votes. 

However, he acknowledged this election was basically right, so it will confirm its honesty, and the outcome is obvious.

He also considered the Democrat's victory legitimate: "I have congratulated him and thanked him for the patriotic message he gave. I have also invited Kamala Harris to compliment her on her historic election as Vice President.

Bush said Although we have political differences, I know that Biden is a good man who has had the opportunity to unite and lead our country.

Relations between the Bush family and former President Trump have never been closer. Trump defeated his brother, Jeb Bush, in the 2016 tense Republican primary.

He scrutinized Republican anti-immigrant rhetoric

George W. Bush said the Republican Party has become isolated, protectionist, and to some extent anti-immigrant, adding that he is particularly concerned about anti-immigrant rhetoric.

Bush told the program Today of NBC on Tuesday. We have a beautiful country, but it is not beautiful when we condemn, insult people and frighten people about Immigration.  

The former Republican president, who traveled to New York to preside over natural events, said in his new book, Out of Many, One: Portraits of America's Immigrants "to expand the conversation.

He said. This is a beautiful country that we have, and yet it is not beautiful when we condemn people, insult people, and scare people about Immigration," 

Bush did not mention Trump, who slashed legal and illegal Immigration during his tenure and tried to build a wall on the border with Mexico. Trump, also a Republican, had a severe policy against immigrants, even calling them "invaders" and "illegal aliens," and, as a candidate, he referred to Mexicans as "rapists." However, later he qualified and said that only some did. They were.

But even after leaving the White House, Trump has dominated the Republican Party. Last week, a group of right-wing Republicans in Congress discussed forming a caucus to defend Anglo-Saxon political traditions and warned that large-scale Immigration was endangering American individuality.

When asked to explain the state of the party, Bush said: I would explain it as isolated, defensive, and to some extent, a nativist. He added: This is not my imagination at all like an old man, but I am just a resigned man.

Who are the immigrants he painted?

In his most recent book, W. Bush spent 18 months making the 43 portraits of immigrants painted by himself and accompanied by their stories.

Bush said Immigration is ultimately a symbol of a confident and successful nation. 

It says something about our country the fact that people from all over the world are willing to leave their homelands and their families, risking everything to come to our country."

We all come from different backgrounds, but American values unite us, he said. This is the beauty of our country, and people should remember that immigrants strengthen our nation.

Bush recalled the role of Paula Rendon, a woman from Cuernavaca, Mexico, in her life and that of his brothers, who were his nanny, and, for hir, another mother.

Paulita was my first real encounter with the history of immigrants. Obviously, (his memory) stayed with me all my life, and I am very happy to have painted it", he said.

Among other characters, he included Gilbert Tuhabonye, ​​a man who came to the United States from Burundi, Africa, after witnessing a war between the tribes of his country. This fight almost stopped him as a professional athlete.

Likewise, the face of Madeleine Albright is painted, a politician of Czechoslovakian origin who, although she lived her childhood fleeing from the Nazis, years later managed to become the first Secretary of State of the United States.