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New Book: Trump Wanted to Run With Bush 41

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By    |   Thursday, 05 Nov 2015 02:36 PM

Donald Trump wanted to be on George H.W. Bush's 1988 ticket — and Jeb Bush unsuccessfully urged his dad to drop Dan Quayle from the losing GOP presidential ticket in 1992, according to a new biography of the 41st president.

According to the New York Times, which got an advanced look at the book by Jon Meacham, "Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush," the biography has a number of political nuggets about the Bush dynasty that resonate in an election cycle that features Jeb Bush seeking a White House bid.

According to the biography, real estate billionaire Trump — now a dominant GOP presidential contender — wanted to be the elder Bush's running mate, a position that went to Quayle, the Times reports.

And Meacham also writes that Jeb Bush urged the now 91-year-old Bush to not include Quayle on the 1992 re-election ticket, a race ultimately lost to Bill Clinton.

The new biography also has diary entries about the tensions between Barbara Bush and Nancy Reagan — including that "Nancy does not like Barbara" — and the elder Bush's private comments about Michael Dukakis, who ran against him on the Democratic ticket in 1988, including a dig that Dukakis was a "midget nerd."

The book comes out next week.

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Donald Trump wanted to be on George H.W. Bush's 1988 ticket - and Jeb Bush unsuccessfully urged his dad to drop Dan Quayle from the losing GOP presidential ticket in 1992, according to a new biography of the 41st president.
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