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Andrea Mitchell Praises Bush for Tax Hikes: He Made the ‘Tough Budget Decision’ Created ‘Years and Years of Prosperity’

‘His personal and political and foreign policy and relations with the media the contrast could not be more stark’

EXCERPT:

MITCHELL: “Well, certainly in personal and political and foreign policy and relations with the media the contrast could not be more stark. You have President Trump returning from a G-20 where he couldn’t meet with Vladimir Putin for a variety of reasons, they said it was because of Ukraine, but perhaps it would have been better to meet with him and stand up to him, publicly stand up to him on Ukraine, rather than just avoiding the whole subject and the obvious implication was that he couldn’t meet with him because of the plea agreement just hours earlier before departing of Michael Cohen. So all of that brought into gross relief, as well as that extraordinary handshake, hand grip, bromance between the two strong men who are sort of the bookends of the Trump foreign policy. So many thoughts flood over me about George H.W. Bush and the years and years of watching him in so many roles, the political role, which people have acknowledged. 1988 was a brutal campaign, Lee Atwater’s deathbed confessions for the Willie Horton ads and other things that transpired, but the contrast between that and the tough decisions he made, Jon Meacham referring to that tough budget decision which did set the stage for years and years of prosperity, as well as some of the other decisions that he made that contradicted his own previous more political impulses.”

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