In a new interview with “CBS Evening News” former President George W. Bush threw shade at former President Trump, saying he lacked the “humility” to be a “effective leader.”
Host Norah O’Donnell said of Bush “though he has refrained from criticizing his successors, he told us there’s a clear difference between him and former President Donald Trump.”
While discussing Trump, Bush said “I feel a responsibility to uphold the dignity of the office. I did then, and I do now. And I think it’s undignified to want to see my name in print all the time.”
“I think it basically sends a signal that I miss being famous and, you know, I want people to see me. Listen to me! And, you know, I don’t. I really don’t,” he continued.
“So, you feel humbled by the office, it sounds like?” O’ Donnell asked.
“Totally. To me, humility shows an understanding of self. It shows a belief in a higher power that is necessary to be an effective leader. And we were short of humility,” Bush said.