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Bill Clinton and George Bush Blast Trump (Photos)

| by Jonathan Constante
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Former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton took shots at President Donald Trump while speaking at a graduation ceremony.

Bush and Clinton spoke at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas to honor the graduating class of the Presidential Leadership Scholars program, the Daily Mail reported. The two former presidents took jabs at Trump when questioned about presidential qualities.

Bush replied "humility."

"I think it's really important to know what you don't know and listen to people who do know what you don't know," Bush said.

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Clinton emphasized that a president must stay focused.

"Realize it's about the people, not you," he said. "A lot of these people who are real arrogant in office, they forget."

He added: "You want to be able to say 'things were better off when I quit, kid's had a better future, things were coming together.' You don't want to say, 'God, look at all the people I beat.'"

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Neither Bush nor Clinton actually mentioned Trump by his name.

"[Clinton] was humble in victory, which is very important in dealing with other people," Bush said, mentioning the time Clinton defeated his father to win the presidency in 1992.

"[It] starts with [him] being a person refusing to lord his victory over dad," Bush explained. "Dad was willing to rise above the political contest. Both men displayed strong character. Why do I have a friendship with him? Well, he's called a brother with a different mother."

Both former presidents admitted that they have enjoyed life after being president, and added that they would not trade their current lives for another eight years in the Oval Office.

"The decisions you make have a monumental effect on people," Bush said. "Presidency is often defined by the unexpected. It makes the job interesting."

"If you don't deal with the incoming fire, it will undermine your ability to do anything else," Clinton added. "If all you deal with is incoming fire, you can´t keep the promises you made when you were running."

Trump took to Twitter on July 14 to talk about the latest Republican health care bill.

"Republicans Senators are working hard to get their failed ObamaCare replacement approved" the president tweeted. "I will be at my desk, pen in hand!"

"So impt Rep Senators, under leadership of [Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell] get healthcare plan approved," Trump added. "After 7yrs of O'Care disaster, must happen!"

Sources: Daily Mail, Donald J. Trump/Twitter (2) / Photo credit: Obama White House/Flickr, AP via Daily Mail

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