Former President George W. Bush remained quiet during his successor's presidency, saying it wouldn't be fair to then-President Barack Obama for him to be commenting on his performance. But Bush on Monday (February 27th) weighed in a bit on President Trump during an appearance on NBC's Today show that was his first interview since Trump took office. Addressing the questions about the Trump team's potential communication with Russia during the presidential campaign, Bush said he thinks there should be an investigation, saying, "We all need answers." When pressed on Trump's travel ban on people from seven largely Muslim nations, Bush said, "I am for an immigration policy that’s welcoming and that upholds the law," and when asked about the president calling the news media "the enemy of the American people," Bush said, "I consider the media to be indispensable to democracy. We need the media to hold people like me to account. Power can be very addictive and it can be corrosive, and it’s important for the media to call to account people who abuse their power." Bush, however, suggested that we need to give Trump time to see what he can do, saying, "You have to take the man for his word that he wants to unify the country. We'll see if he's able to do so."
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