Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon said he believes former President George H.W. Bush is a “pervert” while condemning the Bush family for speaking out against President Trump.
“I really detest them,” Bannon said in an interview with Vanity Fair. “I mean, the old man is a pervert. He’s a pervert. Grabbing these girls and grabbing their asses?”
The former White House official was alluding to recent reports of several women accusing the former president of sexual assault, to which he has publicly apologized.
“To try to put people at ease, the president routinely tells the same joke, and on occasion, he has patted women’s rears in what he intended to be a good-natured manner,” a spokesperson for Bush explained.
As for George W. Bush, Bannon said: “The Bush presidency is the most destructive presidency in history. James Buchanan included. It’s not even close.”
“I haven’t even gotten to 9/11. I mean, 9/11! Think about if 9/11 had happened on Trump’s watch,” he continued, referring to the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. “We would have gotten 100 percent of the blame by the Bush guys. And they said, well, we just got here. What do you mean you just got here?”
Both former presidents have been openly critical of Trump’s administration, and the elder Bush admitted to voting for Clinton in the 2016 election.