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In stunning attack, George W. Bush accuses Trump of promoting falsehoods and prejudice

In an extraordinary - albeit veiled - attack, former President George W. Bush delivered a scathing assessment Thursday of President Donald Trump and his policies, suggesting he has promoted bigotry and falsehoods to the detriment of the country and its values.

Speaking at a policy seminar in New York, the nation's 43rd president never mentioned Trump by name. But his target was unmistakable.

"We have seen our discourse degraded by casual cruelty," Bush said. "We've seen nationalism distorted into nativism."

"Bullying and

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