Former President George W. Bush reportedly smirks and regularly jokes that President Trump’s administration “sorta makes me look pretty good,” according to a source close to the current administration.
“Bush is often heard to remark, unable to stifle his trademark smirk: ‘Sorta makes me look pretty good, doesn’t it?’ ” National Journal reported.
“He’s shaking his head like everyone else wondering why they can’t get their act together,” the source added. “He wants the guy to succeed but thinks a lot of his problems are self-inflicted.”
— National Journal (@nationaljournal) March 6, 2018
The Hill added:
Bush, unlike his successor, President Obama, has largely declined to criticize the Trump administration or Trump himself. But the former Texas governor, who attended Trump’s inauguration last year, was overheard by several people at the time calling Trump’s swearing-in “some weird shit.”
Bush’s father, former President George H.W. Bush, has been less reserved in his criticism of the current commander in chief, writing that he didn’t like Trump in a book published last year.
“I don’t like him,” George H.W. Bush 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.”