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The Bush Family Is Using the Trump Era to Attempt a Rebrand

The Bush Family Is Using the Trump Era to Attempt a Rebrand”

The younger Bush said Trump would destroy the idea of a Republican president.

"I don't know much about him, but I know he's a blowhard", the elder Bush continued. "And I'm not too excited about him being [our] leader". 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.

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 U.S. media outlets including CNN and the New York Times.

The George H.W. confirmed in the new book that he voted for Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, while George W. says he left his ballot blank. But under Updegrove's analysis of their values and those of past Republican presidents compared to Trump's exhibition of Republicanism, the title still stands.

The White House responded after quotes from the book were published on Saturday, entering an extraordinary war of words involving three presidents from the same party.

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.

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"And that begins with the Iraq war, one of the greatest foreign policy mistakes in American history", the official said.

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".

"When Trump started to rise, I think he became concerned because he saw this populism of Donald Trump getting in the way of America's position in the world", Updegrove said. "Trump represents the outsider, and the Bush family are quintessential insiders", said presidential historian Douglas Brinkley.

The criticism isn't really surprising considering that it comes shortly after the younger Bush gave a speech in which he didn't actually name the president but made it abundantly clear he wasn't happy with the current administration.

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



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