Bush, Obama united in criticism of President Trump

At two separate addresses, Presidents Obama and Bush take swipes at Trump.

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Former President Barack Obama
Former President Barack Obama

Former US Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama both attacked incumbent President Donald Trump without naming their successor.

Former President Obama said at a campaign rally in Virginia: "We've got folks who are deliberately trying to make folks angry, to demonize people who have different ideas, to get the base all riled up because it provides a short-term tactical advantage."

"If you have to win a campaign by dividing people, you’re not going to be able to govern them. You won’t be able to unite them later if that’s how you start," Obama added.

Former President Bush said in New York that "bigotry seems emboldened. Our politics seems more vulnerable to conspiracy theories and outright fabrication. We've seen our discourse degraded by casual cruelty. At times it can seem like the forces pulling us apart are stronger than the forces binding us together. We've seen nationalism distorted into nativism, forgotten the dynamism that immigration has always brought to America."

Neither leader named Trump in their remarks.