President Trump has responded to criticism of him by the late former first lady Barbara Bush. The president said he doesn’t blame her after what he did to her sons.
According to The Daily Caller:
“I have heard that she was nasty to me, but she should be. Look what I did to her sons,” Trump said Thursday in an interview with The Washington Times.
Bush told biographer Susan Page before her death that she did not like Trump going all the way back to the 1990s when she wrote in her diary, “Trump now means greed, selfishness and ugly. So sad.” Bush elaborated that because of Trump’s takeover of the Republican party that she would no longer say she is a Republican.
Trump had an acrimonious relationship with the Bush family throughout the 2016 presidential campaign and said he believes that Bush’s criticism of him stems from that.
“Look, she’s the mother of somebody that I competed against … most people thought [Jeb] was going to win and he was quickly out … I hit him very hard in South Carolina … remember? He was supposed to win South Carolina and I won it in a landslide,” Trump continued in his latest remarks. “I hit him so hard.”
Bush also had a countdown clock on her bedside that marked the exact amount of time until Trump left office, presumably if he served one term.