Transcript for George W. Bush Reacts to Boston Bombings, Tells Jeb, 'Run'
It has been five years since George W. Bush spent his last night in the White House and you might be -- how the former leader of the free world. Now spends his free time. One day before the opening of his presidential Library and Museum the 43 president and his wife Laura sat down to discuss their legacy in a Nightline interview. ABC's Diane Sawyer. Mr. President I would do want to get right to the news this week chair the terrorism Boston and a many people wonder if it took you right back to 9/11. Well first. You know I was deeply concerned. That. There might have been any. Organized. Plot. I don't know the facts I don't think we don't know all the facts but I was deeply concerned that this could have been. You know another -- -- Organized. Highly organized attack on the country and is still may be yet again I don't know the facts but I do know. That is really hard to protect the homeland those who want to do harm -- we have to be right one time. And we have to be -- 100% of the time whether it be that or that explosion in west Texas and in. It it did Harken back to days where you. Will you become the comforter in chief -- trying to help. Heal souls that are that are hurting. He didn't contact but the president and now I am not -- no I have not but I will of course on Thursday and and I know he's going to west. Texas is well which is really good for -- and virtually do damage very important for the president to. Help. As best as a person can humanly do -- help help deal with the human suffering and he was right to go to Boston he's right to go to west. One word for the Republican Party -- you will exist in the future if it. At that you're gonna -- champ board of health that's at the he would be great if -- here. He would be -- -- marvelous candidate if he chooses to do side. He he doesn't. Need my counsel because he knows what it is -- is rot your brother vs Hillary Clinton. -- to be -- could be a fantastic photos it's it's -- interest in politics I'm it's. You not I'm fascinated by all the gossip and stuff that goes on. So isn't going to be. Grandma and -- -- is that going to be. We don't know yet really George must be called head thing. Boss they'll have and -- today in I don't know I'm probably just in the end up being -- Michael like my mother his Grammy for -- -- out we'll tell you this holding that little child was one of great joys. Of my life I remember polling Barbara generally -- -- But holding little -- was. Unbelievable and pleasurable and I'm looking I'm really am looking forward to there. To this. New phase of my -- our lives which is being a grandfather. You're painting. Much -- the amazement -- a lot of people -- things differently didn't looking at your feet and about yeah. So I we look happy valley has not that easy to tank one of its water hitting water just so you know and the perspective how did you decide to do it if it. May reflect my precocious nature. -- paying myself in the -- of a partnership our I loved to paint. It is -- he has changed my life in an unbelievably positive way and look at colors differently in time. She shadow we look at some of that review. Layers of visibility -- parents -- friendship with today. -- but quieted to a certain shy -- Dan still life. And while that's good yeah fortunately -- seriously torturing and seniors reduced look this signatures more valuable than painting the you know they -- -- -- -- -- that each. -- that you can. Keep learning in life I mean some get one to answer to me man you deserve to rest. And I don't want to arrest. I want to live life to that I want to follow the example of president 41 and you know sprint into the grave.
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