George HW Bush Openly Criticizes Trump in New Book

06 November, 2017, 00:33 | Author: Dustin Murphy
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A groundbreaking look at the lives of George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, the most consequential father-son pair in American history, often in their own words. "Donald Trump is everything that the Bush family is not". But now, their disdain for the 45th president has been made very clear.

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.

The interview took place in May 2016, while Trump was steamrolling his way through a packed field of Republican presidential hopefuls to the nomination. And if you talk to those around him, they have confidence in his leadership. However, unlike his father, George W. Bush did not vote for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election and instead left the top of his ticket blank. But, in fact, George W. Bush had had a lifetime of making bold decisions. He had just defeated Jeb Bush - the former president's son.

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. It also highlights ideological divisions within the Republican Party.


The Bushes have despised Trump for decades, Brinkley said, citing reports that the elder Bush snubbed Trump as his running mate in the 1992 election.

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.

"No Democrat has criticized the war in Iraq with as much anger as Donald Trump", Brinkley said.

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