“President Bush’s decision to go forward with strong environmental legislation, including the Clean Air Act…is a splendid gift to future generations of Americans and Canadians to savor,” Brian Mulroney said.
Canada’s former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney appeared to take aim at the blaring policy differences between his friend, former President George H. W. Bush, and Donald Trump during a stirring eulogy on Wednesday.
Pointing to the former president’s achievements when it came to addressing environmental issues as well as his work to promote free trade, Mulroney lauded Bush, who died at 94 last Friday, as a “genuine leader” who was “more courageous, more principled and more honorable” than all other presidents.
Journalist Daniel Dale, who is the Washington correspondent for the Toronto Star, were among those who posted to Twitter, saying that parts of the former prime minister’s remarks appeared to be a “subtweet of Trump.”
Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney speaks during the State Funeral for former President George H. W. Bush at the National Cathedral on December 5 in Washington, DC Andrew Harnik-Pool/Getty Images
“President Bush’s decision to go forward with strong environmental legislation, including the Clean Air Act… is a splendid gift to future generations of Americans and Canadians to savor,” Mulroney said.

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