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

Nov 06, 2017, 00:35
George HW Bush on Trump: 'I Don't Like Him'

In the upcoming book, The Last Republicans, which explores the terms of both Bush presidents, former President George H.W. Bush reportedly calls Trump a "blowhard" and reveals that he voted for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in last year's elections.

"I don't like him", the elder Bush told author Mark K. Updegrove in May 2016. "And I'm not too excited about him being a leader", he remarked.

In 2016 George W. Bush lamented privately that he might be "the last Republican president".

George W. Bush told Updegrove that he was surprised Trump won the nomination and presidency.

In a speech on October 19, W. Bush took aim at bullying from public figures while Trump was embroiled in a feud with a Democratic congresswoman over whether he made an insensitive remark to the grieving wife of a fallen soldier. He criticized Trump for his lack of humility, which he said was a guiding force among the Bushes: "As you know from looking at my family, it is a certain heritage, that's what they expect, and we're not seeing that".

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Trump stood for rudeness, global isolationism and weak leadership in the eyes of the Bushes, according to Updegrove - reservations echoed by many establishment Republicans.

Trump, who doesn't like them either and shares a complicated relationship with all the living former presidents, will have something to say about it soon enough, given how he prides in his ability to counter-punch.

So the historian wasn't surprised to see Trump's old campaign feuds embroil his White House in 2017, though he had to think back more than half a century to cite a comparable example.

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.

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