Why we didn't vote for Trump - George W Bush family

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

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

In the upcoming book, The Last Republicans, which explores the terms of both Bush presidents, former President George H.W. Bush reportedly calls Trump a "blowhard" and reveals that he voted for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in last year's elections.

"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. But now, their disdain for the 45th president has been made very clear. "And I'm not too excited about him being a leader", Bush senior told Updegrove in May 2016. And if you talk to those around him, they have confidence in his leadership.

The book's author, Mark Updegrove, interviewed the Bushes previous year - long before Trump's inauguration - and found neither wanted to see what they described as a coarse, populist campaigner become president. But, in fact, George W. Bush had had a lifetime of making bold decisions.

Trump, who doesn't like them either and shares a complicated relationship with all the living former presidents, will have something to say about it soon enough, given how he prides in his ability to counter-punch.

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

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One of the key differences, according to the former presidents?

Trump had recently had nice things to say about another former president, Jimmy Carter, whom he once called worst president in United States history.

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.

Barack Obama, who has been more directly under fire from Trump, had recently hit back by speaking of the return of "politics of division that we have seen so many times before that dates back centuries".

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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