Houston, Texas (The Adobo Chronicles) – George W. Bush today accused Barack of Obama of plagiarizing the Republican president’s May 15, 2006 speech on immigration.
Last night, Obama delivered a prime-time speech to announce executive actions he was taking to provide deportation relief to some 5 Million undocumented immigrants.
Bush said, “if you listened very closely to what Obama said, he practically copied my speech from the Oval Office which I made in 2006”
Both speeches touched on exactly the same themes: that the U.S. is a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants; that we need to secure our borders; that Congress needs to pass an immigration reform bill; and that what they were proposing was not amnesty.
Speaking from the Bush family ranch in Houston, George W. demanded that Obama apologize to him and the nation for stealing his words and for his lack of original ideas on immigration.
The White House has refused to comment on Bush’s allegation.
Here’s Obama’s and Bush’s speech, courtesy of CNN