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George HW Bush said to have called Trump a 'blowhard'

George HW Bush said to have called Trump a 'blowhard'

Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush have never been close to or openly amicable with President Donald Trump.

The younger Bush had earlier described Donald Trump's inauguration speech in March as "some weird s**t". But now, their disdain for the 45th president has been made very clear.

In the new book entitle, "The Last Republication", written by historian, Mark Updegrove, the senior Bush said, "I don't like him".

This is the first time that both former presidents have spoken out publicly to disavow President Trump.

Bush told Updegrove that he worries that he may be the last Republican to hold the office of the presidency. "And I'm not too excited about him being a leader".

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Updegrove said the younger Bush echoed this point on humility and said that when he heard Trump call himself his own adviser, he thought, "Wow, this guy doesn't know what it means to be president".

"I'm anxious that I will be the last Republican president", George W. Bush confided to to the author.

"I voted "None of the Above" for president, and Republican down ballot in 2016", he said of choosing not to support Trump. It also highlights ideological divisions within the Republican Party.

Harper Collins says this about the book, it "tracks the two Bush presidents from their formative years through their post-presidencies and the failed presidential candidacy of Jeb Bush, derailing the Bush presidential dynasty".

In a statement, Trump's press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders did not repeat the White House's direct attacks on the Bush legacies from earlier in the day. His son has been mostly measured in his public comments of Trump. But, she wrote, if voters "were interested in continuing decades of costly mistakes, another establishment politician more concerned with putting politics over people would have won".


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