Apr 5, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Trump isn't surprised by Barbara Bush's "nasty" feelings towards him

President Donald Trump

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President Trump says he isn't surprised to hear that the late Barbara Bush viewed him as a "symbol of greed," the Washington Times reports.

"I have heard that she was nasty to me, but she should be. ... Look, she's the mother of somebody that I competed against. Most people thought he [Jeb Bush] was going to win and he was quickly out."
ā€” President Trump

Background: Bush's thoughts on Trump were revealed posthumously in a book penned by USA Today reporter Susan Page. Trump attacked Jeb Bush numerous times during the 2016 GOP primaries, and called him "an embarrassment to his family." Trump has also attacked former President George W. Bush over his decision to invade Iraq.

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