Former President George W. Bush said in a recent interview that if the Republican Party stands for “exclusivity” and “white Anglo-Saxon Protestantism, it will gain nothing.”
Asked in an interview on The Dispatch podcast last week about Republicans who touted the transposition of “Anglo-Saxon traditions,” Bush replied that “the idea of ââsaying you can only be a Republican” if âthen the ultimate extension of ie it ends up being a one person party.
“I know this – that if the Republican Party is all about exclusivity, you know, there used to be country clubs, now it’s obviously white Anglo-Saxon Protestantism, so he’s not gonna win anything,” Bush added.
The Dispatch’s Stephen F. Hayes was referring to the briefly proposed creation of an America First caucus in the House, a group that some pro-Trump lawmakers flirted with earlier this year.
The proposal was criticized from both sides of the aisle last month, with many calling the group racist for a platform that included a “common respect for uniquely Anglo-Saxon political traditions.”
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In his interview, Bush was asked if he would still identify as a Republican in several years if the GOP “followed this trend” by calling for “Anglo-Saxon traditions”.
“No, I would say there won’t be a party,” Bush replied.
âIt’s like I said when I was running for governor of Texas you’re never going to get Latino votes because you’re a Republican. And I said you watch. And I worked hard. And the main thing was to let them know that I could hear their voices. I mean, democracy is great in that sense, âhe continued.
The 43rd president in the interview with The Dispatch also rejected the lie that the 2020 presidential election President TrumpFacebook supervisory board to vote on Trump ban on Wednesday Rubio keeps door open on White House candidacy Project Lincoln mocks Trump, claiming he lost to ‘swamp’ McConnell MOREThe defeat was “stolen”.
Bush said last month that today’s Republican Party is far from what it used to be, calling it “isolationist, protectionist and to some extent nativist,” in an interview with NBC’s “Today” .
The former president made a series of appearances to promote his new book, a collection of portraits he painted of American immigrants, titled “Out of Many, One.”