George W. Bush: There's 'Clear Evidence Russians Meddled' in US Election

While Bush believes that the Russians "meddled" in the USA election in 2016, he cautioned that this does not necessarily mean "they affected the outcome".

Bush said it wasn't clear if Russia's "meddling" directly affected the election, though he said it was clear they tried. He added: "It's problematic that a foreign nation is involved in our election system".

While he didn't name names, Bush criticized President Trump's approach to the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protects undocumented immigrations who were brought to the children from deportation.

Bush also took a swipe at Russian President Vladimir Putin, whom he referred to as "zero sum", and said he "has a chip on his shoulder". "The reason he does is because of the demise of the Soviet Union troubles him". Therefore, many of his movements (are) to regain Soviet hegemony.

Bush became the first president in 2008 to visit the United Arab Emirates.

Putin, said, "The press is constantly, looking for weakness," said the former president.

Bush also said that the United States needs to reform its immigration law, reports AP.

"The president should wear the exhausted Bush critiques as a badge of honor", Ingraham said.

"There are people willing to do jobs that Americans won't do", he said.

Bush was speaking at a summit organized by the Milken Institute, a Santa Monica, California-based think tank.

"He can't think, 'How can we both win?' He only thinks, 'How do I win, you lose?'" Bush said. The nonprofit was founded by philanthropist Michael Milken known as the "junk bond king".