George HW Bush Openly Criticizes Trump in New Book

George W. Bush ‘I’m worried that I will be the last Republican president

- Former President George H.W. Bush says he is not too excited about "blowhard" President Trump and confirmed in a new book that he voted for Hillary Clinton.

"I don't like him", the elder Bush told author Mark K. Updegrove in May 2016. And if you talk to those around him, they have confidence in his leadership. He also added that the current White House resident is driven more by "a certain ego" than by civil service.

During a heated Republican debate a year ago in which Trump exchanged blows with another member of the Bush clan, the President blamed George W. Bush not not only for the quagmire in Iraq but also the 9/11 terror attacks.

His son George W. Bush left his ballot blank and said about Trump: "This guy doesn't know what it means to be president".

This is the first time we get to see what influenced the two former presidents, how they feel about each other's presidencies, the US's role in the world, the Republican party, as well as their true feelings about Donald Trump.

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

Indeed, at one point during the 2016 presidential campaign, the younger Mr.




"I'm anxious that I will be the last Republican president", he told the author.

The two men have a combined 20 years experience in the White House. 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.

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.

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

The book's author spoke with George W. Bush as Trump was sewing up the Republican nomination.

The younger Bush, meanwhile, was skeptical about then-candidate Trump's chances in a race in which his younger brother Jeb was an early favorite. "At the time, I think he was concerned that Hillary Clinton would win", Updegrove told the Times.

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. He indicated that a president should not "exploit the anger, incite it" but rather "come up with ideas to deal with it".

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