While Bush believes that the Russians "meddled" in the US election in 2016, he cautioned that this does not necessarily mean "they affected the outcome".
"It's problematic that a foreign nation is involved in our election system because democracy is only as good as the people trust in results", Bush said at a Milken Institute summit in Abu Dhabi, according to The Independent. But the intent was undeniable, he said.
"Whether they affected the outcome (of the election) is another question, but they meddled, and that's unsafe for democracy", Bush continued.
Trump has denied any collusion with Russia and said he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin's denial of any election meddling. "We ought to say thank you and welcome them". "That's why North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is very important".
The White House did not immediately comment on Bush's remarks. "Therefore, much of his moves (are) to regain Soviet hegemony".
Putin, said, "The press is constantly, looking for weakness," said the former president.
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Former President George W, Bush made a few comments in regard to immigrants and the need for Americans to both welcome and thank them.
The Republican also spoke out in defense of young people brought into the U.S.by their parents and who now face deportation after Trump abruptly ended the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
"America's their home", he said.
Bush also said, however, that "whether (Russia) affected the outcome is another question". "They've got to get it fixed".
"Our system is broken, but we have got to fix it".
"I view it as a relationship vital for our economy and for our stability".