President Trump said he understands why former first lady Barbara Bush, who died in April of April, offset a harsh criticism of him in a recently published biography, having openly mocked his sons in his 2016 presidential campaign
"I've heard what she was crazy about me, but she should be. See what I did to his sons," Trump told the Washington Times in an exclusive Oval Office interview.
"I have heard that she was uncomfortable to me, but she should be. See what I did to his sons."
Trump's comments were in response to Bush's characterization of him in The biography "The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and Making of a Dynasty." Bush called Trump a "symbol of greed," says Susan Page.
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"Trump now means greed, selfishness, and ugly. So sad."
Her view of the estate was more pronounced after Trump publicly mocked two of his sons – former president George W. Bush for his decision to invade Iraq, and formerly Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who ran against Trump in the 2016 Republican primates. Trump famously beat the "low energy" description on Jeb Bush.
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"Look, she's the mother of someone I was competing against," Trump said. "Most people thought he was going to win and he was quickly out."
Jeb Bush left the race after a disappointing show in South Carolina.
"I hit him very hard in South Carolina," said Trump to the paper. "Remember? He had to win South Carolina and I won it in a landslide. I hit him so hard.
" Remember? [Jeb Bush] was to win South Carolina, and I won it in a landslide. I hit him so hard.
Bush also claimed that Trump was to blame for his worsening health.
"Barbara Bush accused Donald Trump of her heart attack," wrote page according to Hill.  CLICK HERE to get FOX NEWS APP
"It wasn't technically a heart attack, even though she called it," the book says. "It was a crisis in her long struggle with congestive heart failure and chronic lung disease that hit her as a sledge hammer one day in June 2016," when Trump secured the Republican nomination.
The day after the presidential election in 2016, Bush discovered "to my horror, which Trump had won," according to the book.