George HW Bush blasts Trump in new book: 'I don't like him'

George HW Bush on Trump: He's a 'blowhard'

After a year of holding back any firm praise for President Donald Trump, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush may be letting their true feelings about the man be known. But in The Last Republicans, a new book from historian Mark Updegrove about the father and son, they unleash their Trump trash-talking, as shown in book previews from CNN and the New York Times.

The criticism isn't really surprising considering that it comes shortly after the younger Bush gave a speech in which he didn't actually name the president but made it abundantly clear he wasn't happy with the current administration.

Bush told Updegrove that he worries that he may be the last Republican to hold the office of the presidency. "And I'm not too excited about him being a leader", he remarked.

A former US President, George W Bush has lambasted Donald Trump saying, "this guy doesn't know what it means to be President". But, in fact, George W. Bush had had a lifetime of making bold decisions.

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

"The American people voted to elect an outsider who is capable of implementing real, positive, and needed change - instead of a lifelong politician beholden to special interests". "Trump represents the outsider, and the Bush family are quintessential insiders". Throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, President Trump criticized George W. Bush, claiming that he lied about the Iraq war. He also noted that Trump lacks humility.

"I voted "None of the Above" for president", the younger Bush told the author, according to his book.

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. "If they were interested in continuing decades of costly mistakes, another establishment politician more concerned with putting politics over people would have won".

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