President Donald Trump’s anti-establishment inauguration speech was burned into the minds of millions on January 20, as he delivered the earth shaking message that Washington, D.C. politicians had failed the American people while serving themselves. Now, the five crude words that George W. Bush used to describe Trump’s speech are out, and Trump supporters everywhere are furious.
New York Magazine reports from three separate sources that Bush said, “That was some weird shit,” after leaving the inauguration ceremony on Capitol Hill. Bush was reportedly present at the ceremony with his wife Laura Bush, former president Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary Clinton, and former president Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalyn. Bush’s off color comment about Trump’s speech seem to have been inspired by the unfavorable manner in which the new president spoke of Washington elites during his speech.
Trump didn’t pull any punches when it came to telling politicians about their corrupt behavior. “For too long, a small group in our nation’s Capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost,” Trump said. “The establishment protected itself but not the citizens of our country.”
Anyone who watched the inauguration can remember how visibly squeamish many politicians looked during Trump’s speech. His words of condemnation for their indifference to the struggle of American’s were harsh and unapologetic. “Today we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another, or from one party to another – but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C. and giving it back to you, the American people,” Trump said.
Perhaps it was Trump’s mention of past presidents who put the well-being of other nations before our own that prompted Bush’s comment. The particular comment that Bush may have taken to heart addressed one of his own administration’s policies in the Middle East. “We’ve defended other nation’s borders while refusing to defend our own; and spent trillions of dollars overseas while America’s infrastructure has fallen into disrepair and decay,” Trump said.
In addition, Trump attacked the trade deal policies of both the Clinton administration and the Bush administration. “We’ve made other countries rich, while the wealth, strength, and confidence of our country has disappeared over the horizon. One by one, the factories shuttered and left our shores, with not even a thought about the millions upon millions of American workers left behind,” he added.
Up until now, it has been largely speculated that Bush remained reverently silent on Inauguration Day. Although Bush had previously been publicly vocal about his opposition to Trump as a candidate, many thought he would show a little statesmanship and refrain from this kind of behavior. According to Breitbart, a Bush spokesman declined to comment on the report.
The Bush family is probably a little more upset about Jeb’s humiliating presidential run than most people are aware of, and Trump wasn’t shy about his anti-Bush views on the campaign trail. Interestingly, this new development on Bush’s comments is a mixed bag for a lot of people who appreciate many of the things he did as president but still feel as if he could have done more to put America first.