On Thursday, former President George W. Bush delivered an impassioned speech that, without mentioning any names, seemed to take aim at President Trump and his administration's emboldening of fascist and nationalist factions within America.
On Friday, however, former Presidential adviser Steve Bannon, addressing the California Republican Party convention in Anaheim, California, spoke out against Bush's speech.
He has no earthly idea of whether he's coming or going, just like when he was president.
Bannon has been candid about his desire to take down the GOP establishment, and no one represents his "enemies" more than Dubya, who came from a political "dynasty," and served the Republican party faithfully while in office.
It was clear he didn't understand anything he was talking about.
There has not been a more destructive presidency than George Bush’s... the permanent political class that runs this country is one of the great dangers that we face in this country.
This was a confusing moment for conservatives and liberals alike. A Republican taking down one of their own is nothing new in the Trump administration, but Bannon's public condemnation of a simultaneously beloved/despised former President presented some complicated layers.
The California GOP should be ashamed for letting this reprobate take the stage. He LOVES destruction, has said he admires Stalin😖— Laura G. Brown (@socalaura) October 21, 2017
Why do you give Bannon a platform. Did you learn nothing from what you did to this country by giving the Liar in Chief so much coverage— ProtectDemocracy (@madampresidn) October 21, 2017
Highly lauded Reagan & Trickle Down was the beginning of end for middle class. Bush was clueless. Bannon w/Trump are lethal (& archaic).— Melissa Mermaid (@MelissaMermaid) October 21, 2017
Bannon propaganda as he continues his campaign to tear down the old guard at the GOP. History will show trump presidency more destructive.— Scott Bond (@sbond9033) October 21, 2017
Bush: most destructive in US history— Alison R Greenberg (@alisongreenberg) October 21, 2017
Trump: hold my golf club