Barbara Bush Blamed Donald Trump for Her Heart Attack, New Tell-All Book Claims

Gracious Egedegbe
Mar 27, 2019
04:00 P.M.

They say dead men tell no tales, but Barbara Bush have broken this rule. The late First Lady is saying a lot from beyond the grave in a tell-all book about to be released.


An upcoming book detailing the life of Barbara Bush is set to hit the shelves soon. The book “The Matriarch: Barbara Bush And The Making Of An American Dynasty” is written by Susan Page, the Washington Bureau Chief of “USA Today.”

Page interviewed the matriarch in the last months of her life and learned about her life, history, politics, and final thoughts on the American state through their discussions and her diary.


When asked about her heart attack of June 2016, the Texan native credited it to President Trump. Bush later admitted that the attack was brought on by her lifelong battle with heart disease.

Bush added that she credited it to Trump because of the stress of being on the campaign trail with her son, Jeb Bush, whom Trump was attacking mercilessly. Jeb and the President were at the time both vying for the Republican party presidential ticket.


The book will also reveal that when asked if things were going well under the real estate mogul’s leadership, the deceased activist said she would rather not dwell on it, even though the decision the country she served all her life took, hurt her.

Jeb Bush laughs with his mother, Barbara Bush, and his wife, Columba | Photo: Getty Images

Jeb Bush laughs with his mother, Barbara Bush, and his wife, Columba | Photo: Getty Images

Page wrote that in October 2017, she asked the former First lady if she still saw herself as a Republican, and she answered in the affirmative. When asked the same question two months before she passed away, she answered in the negative.

The negative reply was brought on by her dislike for everything the billionaire President stood for. In an interview with “CNN” special correspondent, Jamie Gangel, Bush had against the advice of Jeb, said she was sick of Trump and his insulting and derogatory comments.

Barbara Bush at Republican Party National Convention | Photo: Getty Images

Barbara Bush at Republican Party National Convention | Photo: Getty Images

It was a good thing the-then 90-year-old matriarch got her sentiments documented as she passed away in April 2018 in her home in Houston. In death, her feud with the 72-year-old President continued as he failed to show up for the funeral.

Trump said he did it out of respect for the family, in order not to offend them, but Melania went on behalf of the first family. At a news conference held at the time, the President described the matriarch as a wonderful person and a patriotic citizen with a lot of faith.

The book’s release date is the second day of April by the publishing house, Twelve Books.

Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Related posts

Users Discuss One of Former First Ladies' Coats at Rosalynn Carter's Funeral

November 29, 2023

Maryanne Trump Barry, Sister of Donald J. Trump and Retired Federal Judge, Dies In New York

November 13, 2023

Rosalynn Carter Is Survived by 'About' 47 Descendants, Who Took Care of Former First Lady during Her Last Days

November 20, 2023

Donald Trump & Late Sister Maryanne Were Close before Falling Out in Years Leading to Her Death, Sources Claim

November 14, 2023

Roseanne Barr Turns 71 — She Is Slimmer, Has Big Family & Is 'Feeling Good' with Beloved Man of More than 20 Years

November 17, 2023

Old Lady Tells Neighbor She’s Being Evicted, Neighbors Get Together to Buy House for Her — Story of the Day

February 08, 2024

Maria Bartiromo Has No Children & Hopes She Won't Regret It at Some Point in Her Life

November 05, 2023

Rosalynn Carter’s Kids, Grandkids, & Great-Grandkids Attend Her Memorial Service – Photos

November 28, 2023

U.S. First Ladies Come Together in Attendance at Late Rosalynn Carter’s Memorial Service

November 28, 2023

Tony Balkissoon: He Is a Lawyer of Asian Descent & Laura Jarrett's Husband

November 27, 2023

Barbara Campbell Was Sam Cooke’s Wife Who Remarried Just Months after His Death

December 25, 2023

Barbara Eden Revealed Secret of Marriage with Her Husband, Who Helped Her Cope with the Death of Her Son

February 27, 2024

Rosalynn Carter Was ‘Coming to the End’ but Still Held Hands with Her Husband — She Died at 2:10 p.m at Their Home

November 21, 2023

Barbra Streisand, 81, Defends Herself After Being Said to Dress Inappropriately — Her Opinion on Beauty

December 31, 2023