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

Casey Dawson
November 6, 2017

But a new book puts that on stark display with former President George H.W. Bush describing the current commander in chief as a "blowhard" and revealing he voted for Hillary Clinton.

But Trump, who has made more than 1,300 false or misleading claims in less than a year and nearly constantly insults his many rivals, did win the presidency.

"... If you look at his values and those shared by his father and Ronald Reagan, they are very much in contrast to the values of the Republican Party today, in particular the platform that Donald Trump ran on, which is essentially protectionism and a certain xenophobia", Updegrove told the Times.

Bush told Updegrove that he worries that he may be the last Republican to hold the office of the presidency.

"I don't like him".

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The New York Times spoke with Updegrove about the book and reports that George H.W. and George W. expressed themselves differently with regard to President Trump.

Upon learning this, Updegrove wrote, George W. Bush thought to himself: "Wow, this guy really doesn't understand the job of president". He had just defeated Jeb Bush - the former president's son.

"I voted "None of the Above" for president, and Republican down ballot in 2016", he said of choosing not to support Trump. "Trump represents the outsider, and the Bush family are quintessential insiders".

In 2016 George W. Bush lamented privately that he might be "the last Republican president".

These statements were reportedly made before the election. A representative said his comments weren't meant to criticize Trump. "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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