BUSH W: “Former President George W. Bush offered an unmistakable denunciation of Trumpism Thursday [10-19-17] without mentioning the president by name, decrying bigotry, bullying and fabrication as he urged citizens to oppose threats to American democracy…
By chance, Bush was standing in the same spot at the Time Warner Center where former President Barack Obama made a similar plea for democracy and American leadership in late September, shortly after President Donald Trump had finished a belligerent, isolationist speech to the United Nations General Assembly.
But unlike Obama, who campaigned intensely against Trump and has been taking sideways swipes at him since leaving office, Bush has said very little publicly about the current president, or about American politics at all. Thursday’s speech, in which he detailed what he sees as the causes for democratic collapse, the path forward and what were obvious references to Trump —even though, like Obama, he did not utter the president’s name — was a major departure.”

-Edward-Isaac Dovere, “George W. slams Trumpism, without mentioning president by name,” Politico, Oct. 19, 2017 12:06pm