Both Bush presidents bash 'blowhard' Donald Trump as unfit for the presidency

George HW Bush on Trump: He's a 'blowhard'
Former Presidents Bush reveal in new book they didn't vote for Trump
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06 November, 2017

Former President George H.W. Bush has openly criticized President Donald Trump, calling him a "blowhard" in a new book, CNN reported.

In May 2016, Bush stated, "I don't like him" and "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 elder Bush went on to say that he believed Trump was motivated by "a certain ego" that would ultimately be damaging to the Republican party and the country".

That statement inspired the title of an upcoming book about George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush.

Drawing extensively on exclusive access and interviews with both Bush presidents, Updegrove reveals for the first time their influences and perspectives on each other's presidencies; their views on family, public service, and America's role in the world; and their unvarnished thoughts on Donald Trump, and the radical transformation of the Republican Party he now leads. The elder Bush was blunt in his critique of then-candidate Trump. "George Bush grew up thinking about the greater good".

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George W. Bush told Updegrove that he was surprised Trump won the nomination and presidency.

Trump stood for rudeness, worldwide isolationism and weak leadership in the eyes of the Bushes, according to Updegrove - reservations echoed by many establishment Republicans.

"I voted "None of the Above" for president, and Republican down ballot in 2016", he said of choosing not to support Trump.

So the historian wasn't surprised to see Trump's old campaign feuds embroil his White House in 2017, though he had to think back more than half a century to cite a comparable example.

Trump had recently had nice things to say about another former president, Jimmy Carter, whom he once called worst president in United States history.


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