In a shocking revelation, former President G.W. Bush went on NBC’s “Today” and offered his opinion to the host, Matt Lauer, on President Donald Trump’s executive order putting a halt immigration from seven predominantly muslim countries associated with terrorists.
Bush emphasized that it is important for all Americans to feel that they can “worship freely.” He then went on to talk about how hard it is to fight the war on terror, particularly when we are “in retreat,” which is referring to the decision by the United States government under the Obama Administration to leave the Middle East. He refrained to specifically comment on whether or not he approved or disapproved of the policy, but left Lauer with these words, “I am for an immigration policy that’s welcoming and upholds the law.”
“I think it’s very important for all of us to recognize one of our great strengths is for people to be able to worship the way they want to or not worship at all,” Bush said. “The bedrock of our freedom, a bedrock of our freedom, is the right to worship freely. And I — you see, I understood right off the bat, Matt this, that is an ideological conflict. And people who murder the innocent are not religious people. They want to advance an ideology. And we’ve faced those in the past.”