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

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

"I don't know much about him, but I know he's a blowhard".

"I don't like him". He also commented on Trump's "ego".

George H.W. Bush also reportedly called Trump a "blowhard".

Trump had recently had nice things to say about another former president, Jimmy Carter, whom he once called worst president in United States history. "It was because Donald Trump represented everything that the Bushes abhorred", Mr Updegrove told CNN.

The younger Bush stated that he believes Trump came into office with no idea what he was getting himself into and said his tactics are destroying the Republican Party.

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".

Updegrove said the book title came from a comment made by the younger Bush past year.

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"If one Presidential candidate can disassemble a political party, it speaks volumes about how strong a legacy its past two presidents really had", the White House wrote in a statement to CNN.

"I'm anxious that I will be the last Republican president", he told the author.

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

"... If you look at his values and those shared by his father and Ronald Reagan, they are very much in contrast to the values of the Republican Party today, in particular the platform that Donald Trump ran on, which is essentially protectionism and a certain xenophobia", Updegrove told the Times. George HW Bush said he voted for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, while his son told Mr Updegrove he did not vote for anyone.

The book is described by its publisher Harper Collins as a work that "tracks the two Bush presidents from their formative years through their post-presidencies and the failed presidential candidacy of Jeb Bush, derailing the Bush presidential dynasty".

George W Bush, however, said he simply left his presidential ballot blank.

The elder Bush, Updegrove reported, counseled his son to consider "shaking up the ticket" in 2004, meaning to replace Cheney as his running mate - just as the younger Bush suggested to his father about Vice President Dan Quayle in 1992.

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