2 Former Presidents Speak Out In Veiled Criticism Of President Trump05:09
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Former President George W. Bush speaks at a forum sponsored by the George W. Bush Institute in New York, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. (Seth Wenig/AP)
Former President George W. Bush speaks at a forum sponsored by the George W. Bush Institute in New York, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. (Seth Wenig/AP)

There is an unspoken rule that former presidents do not criticize the sitting president, but former Presidents Bush and Obama broke that rule on Thursday. They did not mention President Trump by name, but their calls for civility and a higher purpose were seen as a rebuke of the current president.

Presidential historian Douglas Brinkley joins Here & Now's Robin Young to put the former presidents' remarks in context.

This segment aired on October 20, 2017.

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