Presidents 41 and 43, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, are not the biggest fans of Donald Trump. If you weren’t yet aware, you will be after reading this…
From The Hill:
George W. Bush: ‘I’m worried that I will be the last Republican president’
Former President George W. Bush and his father, former President George H.W. Bush, both criticize President Trump in a new book to be released this month, with George W. Bush admitting that, despite Trump’s political affiliation, he’s worried “that I will be the last Republican president.”
“I don’t like him. 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,” the senior Bush said, according to the author. He also commented on Trump’s “ego.”
More from New York Times:
Both Bush Presidents Worry Trump Is Blowing Up the G.O.P.
When Mr. Trump first entered the race, Mr. Bush thought he would not last and was surprised by the real estate developer’s success at capturing the nomination. Still, he was not impressed.
When Mr. Trump declared that “I’m my own adviser,” Mr. Bush thought he did not understand the presidency. He also lamented Mr. Trump’s lack of humility. “As you know from looking at my family, it is a certain heritage, that’s what they expect, and we’re not seeing that” in Mr. Trump.
The release of the book comes weeks after the younger Mr. Bush delivered a speech seen as a rebuke of Mr. Trump’s approach to the presidency and the world.
Addressing a conference in New York, Mr. Bush decried what he called the “nativism” of today’s policies and the “casual cruelty” of today’s politics. Without mentioning Mr. Trump by name, Mr. Bush said that “bigotry seems emboldened” and “our politics seems more vulnerable to conspiracy theories and outright fabrication.”
Conservatives shouldn’t be too upset with the Bush’s here. Imagine if Trump were attacking your brother/son non-stop (Jeb) during the Republican primaries. You might feel differently towards him, too.