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George W. Bush Thought Trump's Inauguration Was 'Some Weird Shit,' Apparently

The former president reportedly had some choice words to say after Donald Trump's 'American carnage' speech.
March 30, 2017, 3:30pm
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After seeing photos of George W. Bush fighting with his poncho during Donald Trump's inauguration, one could assume that the former president may not have been paying very much attention to the ceremony. But according to New York magazine, which cited three sources who were near the former president, he had some strong opinions about it. Specifically: "That was some weird shit."

Bush declined to give New York a comment, so this alleged remark remains cryptic. What did he think was weird? Was it the Mormon Tabernacle Choir? Was he was thrown off by Trump's dark, possibly Bane-inspired inaugural address? Or was he just surprised by the turnout?

While you can't exactly picture Bush saying something so crass, it doesn't seem too far-fetched that the president who voters saw as "the guy you'd want to have a beer with" would have that takeaway—especially about a man who continually called his brother "low-energy Jeb" on the campaign trail.

Whatever the case, we can only hope some late-night talk show host asks him about it while he's off touring his new book of paintings and that whole cute grandpa act he's got going on.