Following a speech in Abu Dhabi,

former President Bush was “forced to defend his son from verbal attacks” from a “hostile audience.” “We do not respect your son,” a woman in the audience told Bush. “We do not respect what he’s doing all over the world.” “Bush appeared stunned as the audience of young business leaders whooped and whistled in approval” at the woman’s comments, coming after the “retired president had just finished a folksy address on leadership by telling the audience how deeply hurt he feels when his son the president is criticized.”