In a scathing new biography, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush were pretty blunt about what the thought of fellow Republican President, Donald J. Trump.
The new book is called ‘The Last Republicans‘ and was written by historian Mark Updegrove. In it, both George Sr. and Jr. are clear about what they think of the new President.
George H.W. Bush says that he ‘doesn’t like him’ and that he’s a ‘blowhard’.
‘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 elder Bush said of Trump in a May 2016 interview included in the book.
It also emerged that George H.W. Bush admitted voting for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, while his son left the top of the ballot empty and voted for Republicans down-ballot.
Dubya said something similar.
George W. Bush echoed his father’s sentiments when he told the author Mark Updegrove, ‘As you know from looking at my family, humility is a certain heritage. That’s what they expect, and we’re not seeing that (in Trump).’
Updegrove explains he came to the tome’s title after the junior Bush said he feared he would be the last Republican president- and not just because of potential Hillary Clinton win at the time- but ‘because Donald Trump represented everything that the Bushes abhorred.’
Both former-Republican Presidents decided to ditch voting for the GOP candidate in the least election.
When it came down to election day, neither voted for their party’s nominee.
The younger voted ‘None of the Above’ for the presidential ticket, and voted Republican down the line afterwards. Meanwhile the elder Bush voted for Hillary Clinton.
Even George WTF Bush couldn’t make that much of a stretch.
He couldn’t bring himself to do it.
In a revealing look at how former presidents decide on choosing a candidate, W Bush says when it came down to it, he simply didn’t trust Clinton.
‘In my presence, she was polite … thoughtful,’ he said, but alluding to her using a private email server as secretary of state, he added, ‘obviously tangled up in bad judgment. This email thing, putting confidential information out there in a world where all kinds of people can figure out how to get your emails was not good judgment.’
But the White House wasn’t going to let the scathing rebukes from these two former presidents slide. After all, they had some harsh words for the two predecessors.
‘If one presidential candidate can disassemble a political party, it speaks volumes about how strong a legacy its past two presidents really had,‘ a White House official told CNN on Saturday.
‘And that begins with the Iraq war, one of the greatest foreign policy mistakes in American history.‘
Source: Daily Mail
Straight for the jugular!
But they deserve it.
With George H.W. Bush’s claims of ‘no new taxes’ that cost him some of the conservative base in 1992, and George W.’s leftist-lite domestic policy, neither one was truly representative of Republican values.
And they’re both pretty cozy with the Clintons.
The ‘Last Republicans‘?
The last of the Presidential ‘Swamp Things’ in the Republican Party? Well, that’s another matter.
Dubya remained silent as his the country was ‘fundamentally transformed’ under Obama.
Just like the White House, you can be clear about what YOU think of Dubya.
The long silence is finally broken! We never expected it would ever happen, let alone like this! His voice was last heard about January of 2009. And from then until now, nary a peep.
Through the entire Obama presidency, not a word.
When Bush got blamed for the economy? Not a word.
When Bush got blamed for failures in Iraq? Not a word.
When Obama used Bush as a whipping boy, a screen, and a deflection from the criticism of any failure or overreach in his own administration? Not a word.
In the Trump transition, when Obama threw Israel under the bus, and pardoned every Two-Bit thug in the prison system — drug charges, weapons, charges, doesn’t matter? Not a word.
When Obama weaponized the IRS against conservatives? Not a word.
When Obama launched a war without Congressional approval? Not a word.
When Obama used the occasion of those Murdered Dallas Cops to scold us about ‘systemic racism’? Not a word.
When Obama had that hot mic moment with the Russians? Not a word.
When a crime was committed in the illegal unmasking and leaking of information relating to citizens caught in a wiretap? No comment.
But now that there’s a chance to weigh in on Trump?
Suddenly he found his voice. That’s a day late and a dollar short, Dubya. Better luck next time. But thanks for playing.
Maybe there should have been a book titled, ‘How George W. Bush Lost His Ability To Speak For 8 Years’.
Speaking of books… looks like the whole Bush clan could do with this one:
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