George HW Bush blasts Trump in new book: 'I don't like him'

George W. Bush ‘I’m worried that I will be the last Republican president

George W. Bush ‘I’m worried that I will be the last Republican president

The White House is pushing back after newly released excerpts from a book on former presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush revealed that they both criticized President Donald Trump.

"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". "I don't like him", Bush said in May 2016.

"I don't know much about him, but I know he's a blowhard". He also added that the current White House resident is driven more by "a certain ego" than by civil service.

The comments are sure to escalate a long-running feud and come after George W. Bush gave a speech last month that condemned bigotry, bullying and lies in United States politics in what was widely seen as a broadside against Trump even though the president was not mentioned by name.

The pair's comments come from a new book, titled The Last Republicans.

Trump, who doesn't like them either and shares a complicated relationship with all the living former presidents, will have something to say about it soon enough, given how he prides in his ability to counter-punch.

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This is the first time that both former presidents have spoken out publicly to disavow President Trump.

The book is described by its publisher Harper Collins as a work that "tracks the two Bush presidents from their formative years through their post-presidencies and the failed presidential candidacy of Jeb Bush, derailing the Bush presidential dynasty". But George W. Bush's parents were clearly disturbed by the influence of Vice President Dick Cheney and neoconservative advisers.

"I'm anxious that I will be the last Republican president", he told the author. "Donald Trump is everything that the Bush family is not", Updegrove told CNN's Jamie Gangel.

George W. Bush, on the other hand, left the top of his ballot blank because he didn't want to vote for Clinton, saying that she has "bad judgment". More than anything though, the Bushes are concerned that Trump is destroying the Republican Party.

"And it wasn't just about Hillary Clinton becoming president", Updegrove said. I always liked him, but I didn't like him so much for a while because I thought he hurt George. "The fact that there was any doubt in anyone's mind about who the president was blows my mind", he said.

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