Michelle Obama sat down with former first lady Laura Bush to discuss troubles among military families and veterans who return from war. The reunion comes at a critical moment for U.S politics, especially when the Bushes haven’t made statements about their Republican nominee.
Obama and Bush sat down in a conference at the National Achieves with Bob Woodruff as moderator, to discuss current issues involving military, wars, and help funds for wounded and troubled veterans.
However, the meeting between the two first ladies says something as for where the Bush couple sits on current policy. As The Washington Post reports, former President George W. Bush and his wife have always been advocates for the Republican party and their nominees, but after Jeb Bush left the GOP nomination race, they have kept their silence.
Earlier this year, Laura Bush was hosting a press conference to discuss a new children’s book a reporter wanted to know if the former first lady was going to vote for Donald Trump
“Don’t ask me that,” Laura responded.
Veterans and politics
Despite their politic views, Obama and Bush have been working together for quite a long time in the veteran subject. The two ladies seem to have a good agreement and understanding of the importance of the issue, regardless of their parties and have even admitted to liking each other.
Both families share events together and seem to have a good relationship, next week the Bushes and the Obamas will meet again for the opening of the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, which first came to life when President Bush was still in charge.
“First ladies have been active forever,” said Laura Bush during the conversation, as she discussed the importance of providing a self-environment for those who have to serve the United States abroad in war.
Obama and Bush have discussed their experiences while being First ladies and having to raise a child under the politic eye and giving attention to how veterans come back from war.
When moderator Bob Woodruff asked the women about their job with veterans, and if they felt they had made changes, Laura Bush responded that the current scenario is entirely different than when veterans returned from Vietnam since people since to care more for the military and their jobs.
Michelle Obama, just as she did at the Democratic convention, gave hints about Trump’s statements without mentioning him or his party by saying that war is not something that it’s easy to talk about since it involves people and families.
“That’s something a commander in chief thinks about before they pop off about going to war. You don’t talk about war like there are no implications. It’s serious business and lives are changed forever,” said Obama at the conference.
Laura Bush’s appearance with Obama says much about who she stands with and who she shares views with, regardless of their politic beliefs Bush seems to talk more about her actions and silence towards Trump.
Source: The Washington Post