Barbara Bush and Jenna Bush Hager, the daughters of former President George W. Bush, sought "comfort" from each other in the wake of President Trump's election, according to their book.
The twins recall falling asleep in Jenna's bed "filled with gratitude that we had each other for comfort," per their joint memoir, "Sisters First."
In the book, the pair reflect on their time in the White House — a building they called home from 2001 to 2009 — and a period in Washington, D.C., that was less "belittling and demeaning" while their father was the 43rd president.
But they were slow to blame Trump for the current rancor they say has fallen over the capital.
"I don't think it can be blamed only on him," Barbara Bush, who co-founded nonprofit Global Health Corps, told People.
Jenna Bush Hager also said media and internet scrutiny of Trump's son Barron Trump made her "mad."
"The truth is, obviously, Barron Trump didn't ask his dad to run for president," she said. "It wasn't his decision."
A print and broadcast journalist herself, she added that first children were "supportive of our parents" and their political ambitions.
"But it's a job without guidelines, and it's one that none of us asked for, specifically," she continued.