The View talks about Prescott Bush ties to Nazi Germany

By David Edwards
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 5:28 EDT
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Co-hosts of ABC’s The View talked about remarked President George W. Bush made during a speech in Israel. Bush had suggested that Democrats including Barack Obama wanted to “appease” terrorists in the way that some politicians appeased Hitler.

Co-host Joy Behar mentioned the fact that it was George W. Bush’s grandfather, Prescott Bush, who was known to have ties to Nazi Germany.

Behar said, “It’s very interesting and ironic that George Bush Sr., [George W. Bush's] grandfather, this one, the late — I don’t like to speak ill of the dead but in this case it’s fun. He was a united states senator, Prescott Bush. He was a director and shareholder of companies that profited from their involvement with the financial backers of Nazi Germany. This is his grandfather. He has no business talking to Jewish people when he’s got this right in his backyard, this guy.”

This video is from ABC’s The View, broadcast May 19, 2008.

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David Edwards
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David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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