Former Presidents George H.W. Bush, and George W Bush didn’t have very nice things to say about the current POTUS.
In a new book by historian Mark Updegrove, called “The Last Republicans,” the two former presidents unleash their attacks against President Donald Trump.
Bush Sr has confirmed he voted for Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, labeling Donald Trump, a “blowhard.”
“Blowhard” is a casual term for a person who is boastful or blustering, the Oxford English Dictionary says, and it is usually meant as an insult.
“And it wasn’t just about Hillary Clinton becoming president, as the Republican Party was having a difficult time finding itself. It was because Donald Trump represented everything that the Bushes abhorred,” Mr. Updegrove told CNN.
Trump stood for rudeness, international isolationism and weak leadership in the eyes of the Bushes, according to Updegrove — reservations echoed by many establishment Republicans.
“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,” said George Bush Sr, who was president between 1989 and 1993.
George W Bush said he worries that “I will be the last Republican president,” even though President Trump is a Republican.
George W Bush, adding to his remarks that Mr. Trump “doesn’t know what it means to be president,” said “you can either exploit the anger, incite it, or you can come up with ideas to deal with it.”
A White House official shot back saying, “If one presidential candidate can disassemble a political party, it speaks volumes about how strong a legacy its past two presidents really had….” “And that begins with the Iraq war, one of the greatest foreign policy mistakes in American history.”
“President Trump remains focused on keeping his promises to the American people by bringing back jobs, promoting an ‘America First’ foreign policy and standing up for the forgotten men and women of our great county,” the official said.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders hit back at the former presidents in a statement.
“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,” she said.
“If they were interested in continuing decades of costly mistakes, another establishment politician more concerned with putting politics over people would have won.”