It’s sad that so many big names in the Republican party are still so scared of outsider President Donald Trump and what he brings to the table that they feel they need to slander him in public.
In a another dismaying example of this, father-son Republican presidential due George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush knocked Trump, as detailed in historian Mark Updegrove’s new book The Last Republicans. Said the elder Bush about Trump last year, “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.”
The younger Bush shared his same perspective about Donald, stating, “As you know from looking at my family, (humility) is a certain heritage. That’s what they expect, and we’re not seeing that (in Trump).” Added Updegrove about Bush’s comments, “When Donald Trump said, ‘I am my own adviser,’ Bush thought — and this is a quote — ‘Wow, this guy doesn’t know what it means to be president.’”
Thankfully, President Trump hit back hard against his two Republican predecessors. Stated a Trump White House official to CNN about what the two Bushes said, “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.”
They added, “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.”
Do you think members of the establishment Bush family need to shut their mouths about Trump?