Former President George W. Bush made the ultimate Freudian slip when discussing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on Wednesday.
“In contrast, Russian elections are rigged,” he said during a speech at his presidential center in Dallas. “Political opponents are imprisoned or otherwise eliminated from participating in the electoral process. The result is an absence of checks and balances in Russia and the decision of one man to launch a wholly unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq. I mean of Ukraine.”
He then tried to joke about the gaffe and blamed it on his age.
“Iraq, too,” Bush added, laughing.
“Anyway, 75,” he added, referring to his age.
Former President George W. Bush: “The decision of one man to launch a wholly unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq. I mean of Ukraine.” pic.twitter.com/UMwNMwMnmX
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) May 19, 2022