George W. Bush: Vladimir Putin 'Views the U.S. as an Enemy'

'I tried to, of course, dispel him of that notion'

Bush: ‘Putin Views U.S. As An Enemy’ (Washington Free Beacon)

Former President George W. Bush gave a candid interview about his favorite hobby- painting, with his daughter, Jenna Bush Hager, on the TODAY Show. Bush also shed light on how Russian President Vladimir Putin views the United States, saying Putin thinks of the U.S. “as an enemy.”

The father daughter duo toured “The Art of Leadership: A President’s Personal Diplomacy” exhibit at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum as the elder bush revealed interesting tidbits about a few of the most notable paintings visitors can expect to see.

When they stopped at Bush’s painting of Russian president Vladimir Putin, Bush explained to Hager that Putin “is a person who in many ways views the U.S. as an enemy, and although he wouldn’t say that, I felt that he viewed the world as either the U.S. benefits and Russia loses, or vice versa. I tried to dispel him of that notion.”

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