The White House completely melted down on Saturday after it was reported that former presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush do not think highly of Donald Trump.
In a statement from Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the administration slammed the two former presidents for speaking the truth about the current Oval Office occupant.
“The American people voted to elect an outsider who is capable of implementing real, positive, and needed change – instead of a lifelong politician beholden to special interests,” Sanders said, according to The Hill. “If they were interested in continuing decades of costly mistakes, another establishment politician more concerned with putting politics over people would have won.”
In another head-turning statement reported by CNN’s Ryan Nobles, the White House slammed the Bush legacy for not being strong enough to prevent the damage being done to the Republican Party by Trump.
“If one presidential candidate can disassemble a political party, it speaks volumes about how strong a legacy its past two presidents really had,” the statement read.
— Ryan Nobles (@ryanobles) November 4, 2017
The whiny response from the White House comes after both Bushes confirmed that they had not voted for Trump in last year’s election, calling the president a “blowhard” who has no idea what it means to be President of the United States.
Despite the litany of mistakes made by both of these former presidents during their time in the White House, it is stunning that the two men – who were largely silent during former President Barack Obama’s presidency – are deciding to speak out so forcefully against Trump.
It speaks volumes about the danger that leaders in both parties believe Trump poses to the country.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.