'The Last Republicans' Highlights Former Presidents' Wariness Of Trump

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George H.W. Bush simply considers Trump a "blowhard" while his son, George W. Bush, thinks he has no concept of what being president means.

"I don't like him", Bush says of Trump in the book, which will be released later this month.

George W. Bush, who told CNN he believes there is a "battle over the soul" of the GOP, told the author, "you know, I fear that I will be the last Republican president". "And I'm not too excited about him being a leader", he remarked. His son, George W. Bush, didn't go as far as to vote for a Democrat but allegedly left the presidential ballot blank and now says Trump has no understanding of how to be president.

During a heated Republican debate previous year in which Trump exchanged blows with another member of the Bush clan, the President blamed George W. Bush not not only for the quagmire in Iraq but also the 9/11 terror attacks.

This is the first time we get to see what influenced the two former presidents, how they feel about each other's presidencies, the US's role in the world, the Republican party, as well as their true feelings about Donald Trump. It also highlights ideological divisions within the Republican Party.

However, at one point during the 2016 presidential campaign, the younger Mr.

As could be expected, the White House didn't stay quiet as the New York Times and CNN revealed details included in The Last Republicans, a book that is scheduled to be released on November 14.

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Once the bombastic billionaire real estate magnate secured the Republican nomination, Bush expressed surprise and anxious about Trump's lack of humility, and thus his inability to recognize his own limitations and surround himself with more knowledgeable people.

The two men have a combined 20 years experience in the White House.

They told Updegrove they felt that trait was especially challenging, or even lacking, for Trump.

"The Last Republicans", published by HarperCollins, will be out November 14. However, at the time, he thought Bush was more concerned that Clinton would win the presidency, not Trump. "Remember that", Trump told his primary opponent, former Florida governor Jeb Bush.

"You can either exploit the anger, incite it", George W. Bush told Updegrove, "or you can come up with ideas to deal with it". "George Bush grew up thinking about the greater good".

The book by Mark K. Updegrove was previewed by The New York Times and CNN on Friday.