The full context of Bush’s remarks are cut off, but he shared some strong words about Putin.
“Russian elections are rigged, political opponents are imprisoned or otherwise eliminated from participating in the electoral process,” Bush said. “The result is an absence of checks and balances in Russia.”
Bush then blamed Putin for his own war in what was a gaffe of gaffes.
“The decision of one man to launch a wholly unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq,” Bush said, before he corrected himself and stated, “I mean, of Ukraine.”