Once a U.S. president finishes his time in office, it’s expected for him to step out of the public light.
Very rarely do we see them continue in politics, seeking another office. But often, as in the case of Jimmy Carter and George H. W. Bush, they will endorse or support charitable organizations to make the country a better place.
Occasionally they will reappear for an interview or book release, something that offers them an opportunity to comment on the direction of our country. Many Americans look to our former presidents as saintly advisors, whose experience and insight can still encourage, direct, and inspire Americans.
You’ll notice how radically different Bill Clinton’s career has gone since his disgraceful time in office. Instead of retreating to private life, he has led a global money-laundering scheme—I mean charity called the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative.
Most of what Clinton has been doing over the last decade and a half has been shilling for his wife, who was laboring to install herself as president. That failed, so maybe they will retreat to private life finally.
One former president that has been a model in his behavior has been George W. Bush. After what can only be called a controversial administration, Bush has stayed out of the limelight, mostly to avoid harming the Republican Party.
You will probably have already heard about his recent remarks that the MSM have tried to frame to insult Donald Trump. Yet what most outlets won’t tell you is how Bush simply destroyed the media with just a few simple remarks.
From Conservative Tribune:
Former President George W. Bush put NBC’s Matt Lauer in his place during an interview about President Donald Trump and his treatment of the media.
In Bush’s appearance on NBC’s “TODAY,” Lauer asked President Bush what he thought of President Trump’s job in office so far.
The former president responded by saying the media haven’t exactly made President Trump’s job all that easy.
When I was president, you (the major networks) mattered a lot more,” Bush told Lauer with a smile on his face. “Because there were, like, three of you. And now there’s all kinds of information being bombarded out. People can say things anonymously, and it’s just a different world.”
Wow. Talk about a smack down. One can say Bush’s entire administration was undermined and demolished thanks to the relentless assault on the part of the mainstream media. They worked overtime to discredit Bush’s work to fight terrorism and made the War in Iraq to look like a disaster.
That was the most crucial factor that led to the election of radical leftist Barack Obama.
Yet the media tried to do the same thing to Trump, and lost spectacularly. You can argue that the media worked even harder to destroy Trump, with wild accusations, smear campaigns, and attacks on his family and character. But they didn’t work.
That simply shows just how weak and unimportant the mainstream media has become. Vast majority of Americans get their news online, from independent sources that are not polluted by liberal corporations.
In the end, the MSM won’t learn a thing from Bush’s words. They still wish they lived in an age long passed, an age where people believe everything they said and could manipulate them anyway they liked.