George W. Bush, the so-called compassionate conservative, was a huge disappointment to me, a Reagan Republican at the time. We thought we had ourselves a new Reagan, but we were wildly off.
George W. Bush’s twins praise their father and grandfather for having a “softer side.” Their father was attacked unmercilessly by Democrats and the media. He failed to respond. His softer side by silence.
Donald Trump’s base loves him because he refuses to be a punching bag for the left. He punches back.
And as shown by his victory over the NFL, he sometimes wins.
The Bush ladies surely know that their father and grandfather are New World Order stooges.
The morning after Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton for the presidency, twins Jenna and Barbara Bush, 35, woke up together in Jenna’s bed (her husband, Henry Hager, was away), “filled with gratitude that we had each other for comfort,” they write in their upcoming joint memoir.
The divisiveness that marred the 2016 election—and how their profound connection as sisters was a force to lean on through that and other milestones in their lives—were key inspirations for the former first daughters’ book, Sisters First, out Oct. 24.
n the deeply personal, emotional and often funny book, the sisters, who called the White House home from 2001 to 2009, wax nostalgic about the administrations of America’s 41st president, (“Gampy” George H.W. Bush) and the 43rd (dad George W.), when D.C was a gentler place, while taking care not to fault only Trump for what Barbara calls today’s “belittling and demeaning” political dialogue. “I don’t think it can be blamed only on him,” Barbara tells PEOPLE in an at-home interview for this week’s new issue.
“With our grandfather and our dad, there was a softer side and I do hope it goes back to that,” Jenna, a Today correspondent, says in the interview at Barbara’s lower Manhattan apartment just four blocks away from the home Jenna shares with her husband, Henry Hager and their two daughters, Mila, 4, and Poppy, 2.
A softer side? I think the girls mean a losing side.
Adds Barbara, the ultra-private co-founder and CEO of the nonprofit Global Health Corps, of what she sees as the rampant culture of discrimination against various groups of people: “That, of course, takes dignity away from people — away from populations of people that are distinct people and can’t be categorized as one.”
To their credit, the twins go on to denounce attacks upon children in the White House, including attacks on 11 year old Barron Trump.
If this book of theirs is widely read, I’ll be surprised.