Barbara Bush has been a public figure in the political scene for decades. Despite the public’s waning support of her husband George H. W. Bush, she herself was well-liked. Her son George W. Bush was elected to the presidency in 2001 and held office for eight disastrous years. Her youngest son Jeb Bush made an unsuccessful bid for the White House running on a platform that was harshly critical of Republican front-runner Donald Trump.
So what does the former first lady and mother think of the Republican nominee? In short, it seems clear she will not be voting along party lines this time around. In an interview on “CBS This Morning,” Mrs. Bush was incredulous at how Trump had become the nominee of the Republican party.
Mrs. Bush described Trump as “like a comedian, or like a showman or something.” She was disgusted but not surprised to hear the nominee had shouted profanities at rallies where young children were present. Most disturbing to Mrs. Bush were Trump’s sexist comments about women. She outlined her opinions that seemed to target potential female voters that were considering Trump.
“I don’t know how women can vote for someone who said what he said about Megyn Kelly. It’s terrible. And we knew what he meant, too.”
Mrs. Bush is referring to a comment where Trump implied the reason Megyn Kelly was attacking him on the air was because she had “blood coming out of her wherever.”
Time will tell if Donald Trump can hold back his famously impulsive tongue or if he will take aim at the 91 year old for her criticism. His off the cuff remarks would certainly be more explainable if he was in the middle of a menstrual cycle. Since he doesn’t experience those natural hormonal fluctuations, what else could be to blame for his frequently offensive comments?
The answer to that is not clear, but one thing is. He won’t be winning Barbara Bush’s vote for President.