Both Bush presidents bash 'blowhard' Donald Trump as unfit for the presidency

05 November, 2017, 02:16 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
  • Both Bush presidents bash 'blowhard' Donald Trump as unfit for the presidency

"And I'm not too excited about him being a leader", said George Bush Sr, who was president between 1989 and 1993.

George W. Bush, who told CNN he believes there is a "battle over the soul" of the GOP, told the author, "you know, I fear that I will be the last Republican president". And if you talk to those around him, they have confidence in his leadership.

George W Bush, adding to his remarks that Mr Trump "doesn't know what it means to be president", said "you can either exploit the anger, incite it, or you can come up with ideas to deal with it".

"I'm anxious that I will be the last Republican president", George W. Bush confided to to the author. His son, George W. Bush, also had some harsh words for his Republican successor: "This guy doesn't know what it means to be president".

During the 2016 presidential campaign, neither former president endorsed Donald Trump.

"And it wasn't just about Hillary Clinton becoming president, as the Republican Party was having a hard time finding itself".

One of the key differences, according to the former presidents?


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

Once the bombastic billionaire real estate magnate secured the Republican nomination, Bush expressed surprise and anxious about Trump's lack of humility, and thus his inability to recognize his own limitations and surround himself with more knowledgeable people.

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

"If one presidential candidate can disassemble a political party, it speaks volumes about how strong a legacy its past two presidents really had", a White House official told CNN. But under Updegrove's analysis of their values and those of past Republican presidents compared to Trump's exhibition of Republicanism, the title still stands.

"If you look at the Bush family, it makes ideal sense".

That inspired the title of the book - which will be published November 14 by HarperCollins - as a quote that seemed to carry a double meaning. "Remember that", Trump told his primary opponent, former Florida governor Jeb Bush.

The book by Mark K. Updegrove was previewed by The New York Times and CNN on Friday. But George W. Bush's parents were clearly disturbed by the influence of Vice President Dick Cheney and neoconservative advisers. The author also revealed that George W. Bush was concerned that he would be the "last Republican president".

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