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It’s George W. Bush vs. Donald Trump’s GOP

CNN, 30 Mar 2021
George W. Bush has been a consistent Republican voice against the divisive politics of Donald Trump -- but is there room for him in today’s GOP? In this latest episode of The Point, CNN’s Chris Cillizza explains why Bush’s self-proclaimed "compassionate conservative" politics don’t exactly line up with where the party is post-Trump.

SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:

George W. Bush on Capitol insurrection: "I was sick to my stomach"
https://www.texastribune.org/2021/02/24/texas-tribune-george-w-bush/

President Bush's Plan For Comprehensive Immigration Reform
https://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/stateoftheunion/2007/initiatives/immigration.html

President George W. Bush on Compassionate Conservatism
https://www.bushcenter.org/catalyst/opportunity-road/george-w-bush-on-compassionate-conservatism.html

Trump Lashes Out at Impeachment Foes and Pelosi Hits Back
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/06/us/politics/trump-prayer-impeachment.html

Barbara Bush on Donald Trump: ‘I’m sick of him’
https://www.cnn.com/2016/02/05/politics/barbara-bush-jeb-bush-donald-trump/index.html

George W. and Laura Bush vote for none-of-the-above
https://www.politico.com/story/2016/11/george-w-bush-laura-bush-no-clinton-trump-vote-230957

Bush congratulates Biden, says election was 'fundamentally fair' and 'its outcome is clear'
https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/08/politics/george-w-bush-congratulates-biden/index.html

The slew of Senate Republican retirements prove who's in charge of the GOP now
https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/08/politics/roy-blunt-rob-portman-pat-toomey/index.html

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