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George Bush Sr dislikes Trump

George Bush Sr dislikes Trump

The White House on Saturday disparaged the legacies of the only two living Republican presidents to precede Donald Trump, after reports that both men castigated Trump in interviews past year and refused to vote for him.

"I don't like him".

"If one Presidential candidate can disassemble a political party, it speaks volumes about how strong a legacy its past two presidents really had", the White House wrote to CNN. "And I'm not too excited about him being a leader", the elder Bush said in May 2016, according to the New York Times.

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.

In the book, titled "The Last Republicans", the 41 president also revealed that he voted for Trump's Democrat rival Clinton in the 2016 White House race.

A war of words has erupted between the current and former Republican presidents.

His comments were included in a new book by historian Mark Updegrove, called "The Last Republicans", which focuses on the lives of George H.W. Bush and his son, former President George W. Bush. I don't know much about him, but I know he's a blowhard. More than anything though, the Bushes are concerned that Trump is destroying the Republican Party.

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Trump stood for rudeness, global isolationism and weak leadership in the eyes of the Bushes, according to Updegrove - reservations echoed by many establishment Republicans.

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

"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. "But if you look at his values and those shared by his father and Ronald Reagan, they 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".

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.

This is not the first time that the younger Bush has criticised the United States president.

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 Bush family spokesman answered questions about Updegrove's book and the White House statement with a simple reply: "No comment, but thanks".

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