The media lost their minds after Trump said one thing about Barbara Bush
President Trump has a long history of conflict with the Bush family.
He has been critical of all the men in the family, oftentimes embarrassing them on national TV.
And the media lost their minds after one thing Trump said about Barbara Bush.
Trump makes it no secret when he dislikes or disagrees with someone.
He made that abundantly clear during the 2016 Presidential election with Jeb Bush.
Hoping to follow in his brother and father’s footsteps, he was gunning for the Republican nomination to become President.
But when Donald Trump announced his bid, he quickly embarrassed Bush on every debate stage to the point he had to drop out.
In response to this, Jeb’s mother, Barbara Bush was extremely angry at Trump, according to a book released following her death last year.
She made clear her dislike for Trump, who her diaries show her being angry at for decades.
The Washington Times reports:
In the book “The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of a Dynasty,” USA Today reporter Susan Page quotes the late Barbara Bush calling President Trump “a symbol of greed.”
The book is based on interviews with Mrs. Bush as well as diaries provided to the author.
Her disdain for Mr. Trump went back at least to 1990, according to her diary, when the real estate mogul needled her husband at a charity benefit over giving expensive speeches in Japan.
“Trump now means greed, selfishness and ugly. So sad,” she wrote in her diary at the time.
Her attacks against Trump only got worse, especially during the 2016 election.
But in response, Trump makes it clear he isn’t upset with her, and that he believes she should’ve been mad at him.
“I have heard that she was nasty to me, but she should be. Look what I did to her sons,” he told The Washington Times in an exclusive Oval Office interview.
“Look, she’s the mother of somebody that I competed against. Most people thought [Jeb Bush] was going to win and he was quickly out.”
“I hit him very hard in South Carolina,” Trump said. “Remember? He was supposed to win South Carolina and I won it in a landslide. I hit him so hard.”
In response to this, the media lost their minds claiming Trump was attacking the dead.
But his comments don’t appear to be negative in any way, and seem to be very polite toward Bush.