George HW Bush on Trump: 'I Don't Like Him'

Both Bush presidents bash 'blowhard' Donald Trump as unfit for the presidency
George HW Bush on Trump: 'I Don't Like Him'

05 November, 2017

Former President George H.W. Bush has publicly rebuked Donald Trump: "He's a blowhard".

Mark Updegrove, the author of the book, talked to both Bushes on the record and they made it clear previous year they were none too happy about the former reality television star becoming president.

According to the book, neither Bush voted for Trump, with the elder Bush saying he voted for Hillary Clinton.

The most critical comments about Trump came from the elder Bush, now 93, who told Updegrove in May 2016, "I don't like him". I don't know much about him, but I know he's a blowhard. After Carter said Trump was being given a hard time by the media, the latter thanked him by tweeting his thanks for the "nice remarks ..."

The comments mark the first time the former presidents have spoken about Trump in such start terms.

This is not the first time that the younger Bush has criticised the United States president.

When Trump entered the race, George W. Bush thought he would not last, and he was surprised by the real estate developer's success at capturing the nomination.

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You can read the whole report here. His brother's solutions apparently "didn't fit with the mood".

"Updegrove reveals for the first time their influences and perspectives on each other's presidencies; their views on family, public service, and America's role in the world; and their unvarnished thoughts on Donald Trump, and the radical transformation of the Republican Party he now leads".

"The Last Republicans", published by HarperCollins, will be out November 14. They "didn't make one fucking decision", Bush said.

The two men disputed Shakespearean assumptions about father-son rivalries and insisted they remained close throughout the younger Bush's presidency, despite suspicions about a rift over the Iraq War.

Just last month, George W. Bush delivered a speech that seemed to call out so-called Trumpism - and the bigotry, conspiracy theories and "casual cruelty" associated with it. Like his father, the son disregarded the advice. "It was because Donald Trump represented everything that the Bushes abhorred". "I do think he was different", she said.

Who did the former presidents vote for in 2016?

But he insisted Cheney served him well and said the vice president's sometimes dark reputation was inevitable. "Somebody has to be the bad guy".

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