Politics G.W. Bush offers blunt criticism of Cheney, Rumsfeld in book

21:33  04 november  2017
21:33  04 november  2017 Source:   The Hill

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Bush made the comment to author Mark Updegrove in "The Last Republicans: Inside the Extraordinary Relationship Between George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush", saying Rumsfeld and Cheney "didn't make one f****** decision" while he was president.

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"The fact that there was any doubt in anyone's mind about who the president was, blows my mind," the 43rd president continued.

Updegrove's book delves into the relationship between Bush and his father former President George H.W. Bush, as well as their experiences in and out of the Oval Office.

"Anyone who knows that 43rd president would find the notion of anyone make decisions in his White House absolutely ludicrous," Updegrove told The Hill.

"George W. Bush took exception to those who believed that Dick Cheney, in particular, was calling the shots in the White House. That Dick Cheney was this Machiavellian puppet master of George W. Bush. Anyone who knows George W Bush knows that he has this reflexive ease in decision making," he said.

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“The Bush book where they’re hitting Rumsfeld and Cheney .” In particular George Bush 41 is said to have objected strenuously to how Vice President Cheney and Defense Secretary Rumsfeld reacted to 9/11.

He wanted history to get the facts right, even if the facts included criticism of his own son's bellicosity and swagger after 9/11, which Bush Sr. blamed partly on Cheney and Rumsfeld .

"Those around him saw that in the White House, so it's understandable that George W. Bush would have a problem with those, including his mother at a certain point, who believed that Dick Cheney had too much power.

While the elder H.W. Bush said that he did not worry about Cheney's influence on his son's presidency, former first lady Barbara Bush said there was a time where she frequently voiced her concerns about Cheney's influence over her son.

"I do think he was different," the former first lady told Updegrove. "I think his heart operation made a difference. I always liked him but I didn't like him so much for a while because I thought he hurt George [W]. I think he pushed things a little too far right."

The book, which is set to be released on Nov. 14, has already made headlines for the two former presidents' candid assessment of President Trump.

"I don't like him," the H.W. Bush, who voted for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, says in the book. "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."

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The book , "Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush ," also contains the elder Bush 's ruminations about his son, whom he praised but also called responsible for empowering Cheney and Rumsfeld .

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The younger Bush, who did not vote for Trump or Clinton, said he was concerned about the growing "nativism" and "isolationism" when the campaign began, which contributed to his concerns about Trump.

The White House responded to the former presidents on Saturday through attacking their legacies.

"The American people voted to elect an outsider who is capable of implementing real, positive, and needed change - instead of a lifelong politician beholden to special interests," White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement to The Hill. "If they were interested in continuing decades of costly mistakes, another establishment politician more concerned with putting politics over people would have won."

In another statement reported by CNN, a White House source slammed the Bush legacy.

"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 said, according to CNN.

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Bush 41 apologizes for groping of 16-year-old girl .
George H. W. Bush apologized Monday after another woman said the former president groped her during a 2003 photo op when she was 16 years old. George H. W. Bush apologized Monday after another woman said the former president groped her during a 2003 photo op when she was 16 years old.

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