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George W. Bush Reportedly Sounds Off On Trump: 'Sorta Makes Me Look Pretty Good'

Ed Mazza
HuffPost

Former PresidentGeorge W. Bushis reportedly pleased by at least one element of theDonald Trump presidency: It’s making him look better. 

While Bush doesn’t often address Trump or his policies directly, he does have a zinger he likes to deliver when the issue comes up. Tom DeFrank, a contributing editor for The National Journal, reported: 

“Without chiming in with the Trump critics, Bush is often heard to remark, unable to stifle his trademark smirk: ‘Sorta makes me look pretty good, doesn’t it?’” 

The relationship between Trump and the Bush family hasn’t been a warm one. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bushwas widely considered thefrontrunnerfor the 2016 GOP nomination until he was steamrolled by Trump, who famously dismissed him as “low energy.” 

Neither Jeb nor George ― nor their father, former PresidentGeorge H.W. Bush ― attended the2016 Republican National Convention, in which Trump was nominated. Noneof the three Bushes votedforTrump either. 

Over the weekend, Trump reportedly called George W. Bush’s decision to invade Iraq in 2003 “the single worst decision ever made.” However, last week he alsoendorsedGeorge P. Bush ― one of Jeb’s three children ― for re-election as Texas land commissioner.

(h/tRaw Story)

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story indicated Trump called George P. Bush “Trump’s Man in Texas.” In fact, he used that phrase to refer to another Texas politician.

This article originally appeared on HuffPost.

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