Ex-Bush speechwriter: Trump is worse than slave-holding presidents
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A speechwriter for former President George W. Bush on Friday called President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpBaldwin calls Trump criticism following 'Rust' shooting 'surreal' Haley hits the stump in South Carolina Mary Trump files to dismiss Trump's lawsuit over NYT tax story MORE “the worst human being ever to enter the presidency” just hours before Trump's inauguration.

“The worst human being ever to enter the presidency, and I include all the slaveholders,” tweeted David Frum, a former Bush speechwriter who is now a senior editor at The Atlantic.

Frum this week published a piece in The Atlantic titled "An Inaugural Celebration That Rings Hollow," in which he wrote that the lesson of Trump's inauguration "is that the system has failed."


Frum served as a speechwriter for Bush from 2000 to 2002.

Bush will attend Trump’s inauguration Friday morning with his wife, former first lady Laura Bush.

Bush’s parents, former President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush, were both hospitalized Wednesday and will not attend Trump’s inauguration ceremony.

During the GOP presidential primary, Trump frequently tore into Jeb Bush — George W. Bush's brother — and occasionally attacked both former presidents Bush as well.