Bush indicts Russian Federation of meddling in 2016 United States presidential election

The former president claimed there was "pretty clear evidence that the Russians meddled" in the 2016 election and later described Russian President Vladimir Putin as "zero sum".

Bush, interviewed on stage at a business conference in the capital of the United Arab Emirates, said there was clear evidence that the Russians had meddled but whether that affected the outcome of the election was another question. "Our democracy is only as good as people trust the results".

While not directly naming President Donald Trump, it appeared Bush was targeting him in his comments.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Bush's remarks. "We ought to say thank you and welcome", Bush said.

On "The Ingraham Angle", Laura Ingraham said Trump should wear this criticism from Bush as a "badge of honor". Therefore, many of his movements (are) to regain Soviet hegemony.

Bush said the USA should "welcome" immigrants and thank them for doing the "jobs that Americans won't do". That is why North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is so important, "said the former U.S. president".

Putin, said, "The press is constantly, looking for weakness," said the former president.

The Republican also spoke out in defense of young people brought into the U.S.by their parents and who now face deportation after Trump abruptly ended the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Separately, Bush also seemed to depart from Trump's hard-line policies on immigration, saying some immigrants are "willing to do jobs that Americans won't do".

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Milken, who is a prostate cancer survivor, and his family have given hundreds of millions of dollars away in recent decades.

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