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WASHINGTON — In case you have forgotten: the Bushes aren’t followers of the Donald.
Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush are going public with harsh criticisms of President Trump in a brand new guide, in keeping with printed experiences.
The elder Bush, 93, considers Trump a “blowhard” whereas his son thinks Trump is fanning public anger and got here to the presidency with no understanding of the job.
The accounts are included in The Last Republicans, which might be printed by HarperCollins on Nov. 14, in keeping with experiences in The New York Times and CNN. The guide appears on the relationship between father and son and was written with their cooperation.
The elder Bush, the nation’s 41st president, confirms to the guide’s writer, historian Mark Updegrove, that he voted for Democrat Hillary Clinton in final yr’s election and complains that Trump is motivated by a “certain ego” as an alternative of public service.
Former U.S. Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush. (Photo: Christian Petersen, Getty Images)
“I don’t like him,” the elder Bush says within the guide. “I don’t know much about him, but I know he’s a blowhard. And I’m not too excited about him being a leader.”
George W. Bush, the 43rd president, says he voted for neither Clinton nor Trump. “I voted ‘None of the Above’ for president, and Republican down ballot in 2016,” Bush advised Updegrove.
Of Trump, the youthful Bush mentioned: “This guy doesn’t know what it means to be president.”
The guide’s publication comes simply weeks after George W. Bush delivered a stern public rebuke of Trump — with out as soon as ever mentioning his identify.
In a speech final month for the Bush Institute’s Spirit of Liberty occasion in New York, Bush known as on Americans to reject bigotry and white supremacy and made daring statements that appeared to be a veiled criticism of the ultra-conservative wing of the Republican Party that has rallied round Trump.
The Bush household continues to be stinging from Trump’s criticism of Jeb Bush, whom Trump relentlessly hammered — and defeated — in final yr’s GOP main.
“If you’re angry with the powers that be,” George W. Bush mentioned, “you’re angry with the so-called establishment, and there’s nothing more established than having a father and brother that have been president.”
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