Barbara Bush blamed President Trump for what she called her “heart attack” in 2016, according to an excerpt from an upcoming book on the former first lady, “The Matriarch.”
“Barbara Bush blamed Donald Trump for her heart attack,” Susan Page, the Washington Bureau chief of USA Today wrote in an excerpt from the new book released on Wednesday.
“It wasn’t technically a heart attack, though she called it that,” Page, who spent hours interviewing Bush in the final six months of her life, continued. “It was a crisis in her long battle with congestive heart failure and chronic pulmonary disease that hit her like a sledgehammer one day in June 2016,” when Trump secured the Republican nomination for the presidential election after repeatedly ridiculing her son, Jeb Bush.
By 2018, when Page asked Bush in February if she still considered herself a Republican, the former first lady said had said: “I’d probably say no today.”
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