Former President George W. Bush has generally kept a low profile since his exit from office in 2009. But from time to time, he likes to take a jab at President Donald Trump, reports the National Journal's Tom DeFrank.
Bush 43 on Trump: "Sorta makes me look pretty good, doesn't it?" - per @nationaljournal's Tom DeFrank https://t.co/X0KBDdDQdw— National Journal (@National Journal) 1520302584.0
Despite his presidency being nearly universally ranked as one of the worst ever, Bush's knack for making fun of himself has not gone away.
@nationaljournal #thatshowbadtrumpis https://t.co/Y61qM7yQtx— William A. Taylor (@William A. Taylor) 1520304243.0
Both Bush 43 and Bush 41 have pretty much avoided discussing Trump publicly; neither of them attended the Republican National Convention in 2016, nor did they vote for Trump in that year's presidential election.
@nationaljournal Sadly yes and he was horrible. I’m never voting for a Republican again.— Democracy loving girl (@Democracy loving girl) 1520302705.0
"He's shaking his head like everyone else wondering why they can't get their act together," one White House ally told the National Journal. "He wants the guy to succeed but thinks a lot of his problems are self-inflicted."
@nationaljournal Bet he can duck better too https://t.co/NTVFaWTSaJ— Linda Gray (@Linda Gray) 1520304539.0
Clinton made me want to be faithful Bush made me want to be smarter Obama made me want to be better Trump makes me… https://t.co/HHV4F3tfUw— Sweetcher ♡ (@Sweetcher ♡) 1519700264.0
All joking aside, some people don't miss Bush, no matter how much of a disaster Trump is.
@nationaljournal "He wants the guy to succeed..." tells you all you need to know about how horrible Bush actually i… https://t.co/1S6xJB4fvJ— Angus McRockford (@Angus McRockford) 1520304376.0
"No actually Bush 43 was a disaster. Does he remember how many lives he sacrificed for a LIE??" commented Steve o/b/o Patrick. "Trillions spent on the lie that the Intell Comm told of Weapons of Mass Destruction. And he jokes about his time in office."
@nationaljournal No actually Bush 43 was a disaster. Does he remember how many lives he sacrificed for a LIE?? Tril… https://t.co/oed5yyR0Ct— Steve o/b/o Patrick (@Steve o/b/o Patrick) 1520306519.0
Trump, however, has called Bush 43's decision to invade Iraq "the single worst decision ever made." He also has said, in reference to the 43rd president, "here we are, the dummies of the world because we had bad politicians running the country for a long time. That was Bush. Another real genius. That was Bush."
To Former President George W Bush- I apologize for ANYTHING I said or thought negative about you or your administra… https://t.co/UyT16K51Yu— Jim Bond (@Jim Bond) 1520349121.0
In Soviet America, Bush schools you.
When you get schooled by George W. Bush you know it's bad https://t.co/qDfPctfWET— Raw Story (@Raw Story) 1520337008.0
Article in @HuffPost that Bush 43 claims Trump makes him look good. True, but stealing a joke #WillFarrell told last year is poor form. #SNL— David Mello (@David Mello) 1520354322.0
Always remember that a "genius" tweets. And continues the wars he chastizes his predecessors for starting and not ending, or whatever.
We’re funneling billions of dollars into wars we can’t win and letting austerity kill our own civilians because of… https://t.co/2NHCjPwVvx— connor (big time volleyball guy) (@connor (big time volleyball guy)) 1520352784.0
Trump’s two biggest accomplishments: Trying to take credit for the economic success created during the Obama admini… https://t.co/Jx1fDxsiuU— Allen Clifton (@Allen Clifton) 1520345755.0
Sigh, at least under Bush, we still had history on the History Channel, which maybe could have helped us avoid this catastrophe in the first place.