New Book Claims Bushes Had Harsh Words For Trump

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

And if you talk to those around him, they have confidence in his leadership.

"[During the election] I think he was concerned that Hillary Clinton would win", Updegrove said. The White House went on to call Bush's decision to invade Iraq, "one of the greatest foreign policy mistakes in American history".

Last month George W Bush gave a speech in NY that appeared to be a sweeping, yet thinly veiled critique of the Trump administration, its policies, and the President's blunt style. The book also has some surprisingly frank reactions by George W. Bush to certain claims, including that his vice president, Dick Cheney, and defense secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, were the real power brokers in his administration.

Updegrove said the title of the book came from a conversation he had with the junior Bush in which he said, "I'm anxious that I will be the last Republican president".

The new book, by author Mark K. Undegrove, consists mostly of interviews looking back at the Republican Party over the past few decades and explores the connection between the elder Bush and his son, former President George W. Bush.

"I voted "None of the Above" for president, and Republican down ballot in 2016", he said of choosing not to support Trump. In October, George W. Bush gave a speech in which he didn't mention Trump but lamented these same vices - and politics that "seems more vulnerable to conspiracy theories and outright fabrication".

"This guy doesn't know what it means to be president", the younger man said.

Who did the former presidents vote for in 2016?

"It allows us to understand how much a renegade Trump is in the Republican Party".

Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush make the play ball announcement before Game 5 of baseball's World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston.

"No Democrat has criticized the war in Iraq with as much anger as Donald Trump", Brinkley said.

The book is the first authorized, joint biography of the two ex-presidents and comes with their cooperation and blessing.

A White House official told CNN, in response to the Bushes' comments, "If one presidential candidate can disassemble a political party, it speaks volumes about how strong a legacy its past two presidents really had".

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