In an interview with the Never Trump outlet The Dispatch last week, former President George W. Bush lambasted the current GOP as “a one-person party” that will not succeed due to a lack of racial diversity. Data from the 2020 presidential election refutes that.
When asked by staff writer Sarah Isgur about “Anglo-Saxon traditions” in the Republican Party and whether Bush would ever leave the party, Bush implied the supposed homogeneity of the GOP would make it dissolve.
“No, I’d say there’s not going to be a party,” he said. ” …And the idea of kind of saying you can only be Republican ‘if,’ then the ultimate extension of that is it ends up being a one-person party.”
“I know this — that if the Republican Party stands for exclusivity, you know, used to be country clubs, now evidently it’s white Anglo-Saxon Protestantism, then it’s not going to win anything,” Bush added when asked by editor Stephen F. Hayes