Both Bush presidents worry Trump is blowing up the GOP

Posted November 05, 2017

"And I'm not too excited about him being a leader", he added.

During a heated Republican debate past year in which Trump exchanged blows with another member of the Bush clan, the President blamed George W. Bush not not only for the quagmire in Iraq but also the 9/11 terror attacks.

He also told the author of the book, Mark Updegrove, that he felt Mr Trump ran for the presidency because he had "a certain ego", in remarks reported by USA media outlets including CNN and the New York Times. "It was because Donald Trump represented everything that the Bushes abhorred", Mr Updegrove told CNN. But Updegrove told the Times that the remark seemed to carry a double meaning because the values of both Bushes and former President Ronald Reagan "are very much in contrast to the values of the Republican Party today, in particular the platform that Donald Trump ran on, which is essentially protectionism and a certain xenophobia".

"The Last Republicans" is set to be released on November 14. The Bushes felt stung by Trump's ground-burning attacks that helped destroy the campaign of Jeb Bush, the son and brother of the presidents.

Mark Updegrove, the author of "The Last Republicans", told CNN: "It makes ideal sense". I always liked him, but I didn't like him so much for a while because I thought he hurt George.

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The White House hit back quickly.

However, at one point during the 2016 presidential campaign, the younger Bush confided to the author, "I'm anxious that I will be the last Republican president". George HW Bush said he voted for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, while his son told Mr Updegrove he did not vote for anyone. They "didn't make one fucking decision", Bush said. "Donald Trump is everything that the Bush family is not", Updegrove told CNN's Jamie Gangel. However, at the time, he thought Bush was more concerned that Clinton would win the presidency, not Trump.

Bush and George H.W. Bush speak to the crowd before game five of the 2017 World Series between the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Minute Maid Park on October 29, 2017 in Houston, Texas. I wasn't that fond of him.

"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". "Somebody has to be the bad guy".

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