"Bush 41 calls Trump a 'blowhard'; White House strikes back"

 "He's a blowhard."  (「奴はおしゃべりな自慢屋だ」)

 歴史家のマーク・アップデグローブ(Mark Updegrove)が、自らの書き下ろしの本のためのインタビューで、ジョージHWブッシュ第41代大統領がトランプ大統領のことを"blowhard"(「おしゃべりな自慢屋」)と述べたことを明らかにしている。
 以下、CNN(Updated 1733 GMT (0133 HKT) November 5, 2017)より。

By Javier De Diego and Jamie Gangel, CNN

George H.W. Bush calls Trump a 'blowhard' 02:39

(CNN)The White House has struck back at both Bush presidents Saturday after the two made stinging comments about President Donald Trump in a new book about the father and son.
"If one presidential candidate can disassemble a political party, it speaks volumes about how strong a legacy its past two presidents really had," a White House official told CNN. "And that begins with the Iraq war, one of the greatest foreign policy mistakes in American history."
"President Trump remains focused on keeping his promises to the American people by bringing back jobs, promoting an 'America First' foreign policy and standing up for the forgotten men and women of our great county," the official said.

Former President George H.W. Bush delivered a blunt assessment of Trump in historian Mark Updegrove's new book, titled "The Last Republicans," saying, "He's a blowhard." And former President George W. Bush also had harsh words for his Republican successor: "This guy doesn't know what it means to be president."
En route to Tokyo on Saturday, Trump was more restrained when asked for reaction to the Bushes' comments. "I'll comment after we come back. I don't need headlines. I don't want to make their move successful," he said.
This is the first time the former presidents are speaking out about Trump in such stark terms. Both men went on the record to give Updegrove their candid assessment of Trump, as well as rare insight into their thoughts on the 2016 presidential race as the drama unfolded.
The most critical comments about Trump came from the elder Bush, now 93, who told Updegrove in May 2016, "I don't like him. 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."
The author went on to ask George H.W. Bush what he thought Trump was seeking in running for president, and the former Navy war hero responded by saying that Trump had "a certain ego." Though George H.W. Bush told the author he thought Trump could unite the country, he said it would require "humility," which the former President told Updegrove was a challenge for Trump.
In commenting about the Bushes' remarks, Updegrove told CNN's Jamie Gangel: "If you look at the Bush family, it makes perfect sense. Donald Trump is everything that the Bush family is not."
"George Bush grew up thinking about the greater good. Donald Trump is manifestly narcissistic. It's part of his brand. And that brand is the antithesis of the Bush brand," Updegrove added.
George W. Bush echoed his father's sentiments when he told Updegrove, "As you know from looking at my family, (humility) is a certain heritage. That's what they expect, and we're not seeing that (in Trump)."
Updegrove told CNN: "When Donald Trump said, 'I am my own adviser,' Bush thought -- and this is a quote -- 'Wow, this guy doesn't know what it means to be president.'"
In the book, Updegrove writes that the younger Bush did not think Trump would win when he first entered the presidential race. "Interesting, won't last" was the reaction that George W. Bush had in those days, Updegrove writes. And he added that the younger Bush was surprised when Trump emerged as the Republican Party nominee. "When you're not out there and you're not with the people, you don't get a good sense of (the mood),'" George W. Bush told Updegrove.
CNN has reached out to both former presidents' offices and they both confirmed that they had spoken with Updegrove on the record, but as a policy do not comment on books.

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