George W. Bush Rips Trump On Media, Immigration [VIDEO]

Former President George W. Bush ripped President Donald Trump on his views about the media and immigration on an interview with Matt Lauer on NBC’s TODAY show, Bush said the news media are β€œindispensable to democracy” and said he is in favor of an immigration policy that is β€œwelcoming and upholds the law.” Trump has called the press β€œfake” and β€œthe enemy of the people,” a view Bush does not share. Bush told Lauer that he often tried to convince leaders like Russian President Vladimir Putin to β€œaccept the notion of an independent press,” adding, β€œand it’s kind of hard to, you know, tell others to have an independent, free press when we’re not willing to have one ourselves.”