His son, George W. Bush is quoted in the tome saying of Trump that, "This guy doesn't know what it means to be President".
But in the new book, George Bush Sr confirmed that he voted for the rival party's candidate in Hillary Clinton. "I don't like him", Bush said in May 2016. "And I'm not too excited about him being a leader", he remarked.
Previously, Bush had not commented publicly about his thoughts on the Trump era, other than reports he considered the 45th President's inauguration speech was, "some weird s-t".
Updegrove said the book title came from a comment made by the younger Bush past year.
The book earned its title from comments George W. Bush made during the last 2016, when he said he fears that he will be the last GOP president.
"I voted "None of the Above" for president, and Republican down ballot in 2016", he said of choosing not to support Mr Trump. "Remember that", Trump told his primary opponent, former Florida governor Jeb Bush. Donald Trump's election marked the end not only to the Bushes' hold on the White House, but of a rejection of the Republican principles of civility and worldwide engagement and leadership that the Bushes have long championed.
"If you're angry with the powers that be", he added, "you're angry with the so-called establishment, and there's nothing more established than having a father and brother that have been president". "As you know from looking at my family, it is a certain heritage, that's what they expect, and we're not seeing that" in Trump.
Speaking to the George W Bush Institute, he said: "Bigotry seems emboldened". Like his father, the son disregarded the advice. It reminds one of that old joke of a more genteel time in which the most offensive thing one could say to someone was a forceful "good day!"...and if that didn't work, a follow-up of "I said, good day, sir!"
"The American people voted to elect an outsider who is capable of implementing real, positive, and needed change - instead of a lifelong politician beholden to special interests". I always liked him, but I didn't like him so much for a while because I thought he hurt George.
They "didn't make one f****ing decision", he told Updegrove.