Former US President, George Bush Jnr. has joined the long list of Republican stalwarts who have criticised President Donald Trump, saying “this guy doesn’t know what it means to be President”.
President Bush and his father, George Bush Snr. shared their thoughts on Donald Trump’s leadership inadequacies in a recent book written about them.
“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 senior Bush told historian Mark Updegrove, for his new book The Last Republicans.
George Bush Jr. had earlier described Donald Trump’s inauguration in March as “some weird s**t.” And in October, the 43rd President of the United States of America expressed disappointment at the current political climate, in remarks which many deemed to be an attack on Mr Trump’s administration.
Speaking to the George Bush Institute, he said: “Bigotry seems emboldened. Our politics seems more vulnerable to conspiracy theories and outright fabrication.
“[The founders of the Munich conference] would be alarmed by an increasing turn away from universal values and toward old ties of blood and race and sectarianism.”
Neither former presidents voted for Mr Trump in the election. George HW Bush said he voted for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, while his son told Mr Updegrove he did not vote for anyone.
“I voted ‘None of the Above’ for president, and Republican down ballot in 2016,” George Bush disclosed.
He added it was “a strange election year”, while his 93 year-old father said he was skeptical of the President’s political motivations, saying he believed he was partly driven by “a certain ego.”