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Bush, Obama express fear for America under Trump



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Two ex-presidents of the United States of America have both expressed fear and voiced concern over the current state of political affairs under the leadership of controversial president, Donald Trump.

In comments seen as a veiled rebuke to Trump’s leadership style, Barack Obama and George W Bush who were speaking separately and neither mentioned President Trump by name bemoaned the current political climate in the country.

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Mr Obama urged Americans to reject the politics of “division” and “fear”, while Mr Bush criticised “bullying and prejudice” in public life.

Mr Trump, who has been critical of his two predecessors, is yet to comment.

Ex-presidents traditionally shy away from commenting publicly on their successors, and Mr Obama said on leaving office he would extend that courtesy for a time to Mr Trump, as George W Bush had to him.


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