George HW Bush Openly Criticizes Trump in New Book

Violet Powell
November 6, 2017

- Former President George H.W. Bush says he is not too excited about "blowhard" President Trump and confirmed in a new book that 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.

In the new book entitle, "The Last Republication", written by historian, Mark Updegrove, the senior Bush said, "I don't like him".

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.

Bush told Updegrove that he worries that he may be the last Republican to hold the office of the presidency. After Carter said Trump was being given a hard time by the media, the latter thanked him by tweeting his thanks for the "nice remarks ..."

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In light of Trump's anti-trade, anti-immigration agenda that runs counter to decades of GOP dogma, George W. Bush feared he would be seen as the "last Republican president", a quote that gave the book its title.

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

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

These statements were reportedly made before the election. Throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, President Trump criticized George W. Bush, claiming that he lied about the Iraq war. "How can George W. Bush resurrect his post-presidency career when the sitting president is telling everyone every day how terrible he is?" He also noted that Trump lacks humility.

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