Bush 41 on Ross Perot: 'I Don't Like Him'

Says in HBO documentary that Perot cost him the election
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 14, 2012 2:04 PM CDT
Bush 41 on Ross Perot: 'I Don't Like Him'
President George HW Bush and his wife Barbara arrive for the premiere of HBO's new documentary about his life in Kennebunkport, Maine, Tuesday, June 12, 2012.   (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

George HW Bush usually keeps to himself—but in an HBO documentary airing tonight, he doesn't mince words regarding formal rival Ross Perot. When documentarian Jeffrey Roth asks Bush if he'd be willing to comment on Perot, Bush refuses, then adds: "I think he cost me the election and I don't like him," according to Mediaite. As for Bill Clinton, Bush says he believes the media wanted Clinton to win, "and that makes a huge difference." The film, called 41 and narrated by the former president himself, follows his life from childhood to today, USA Today reports. (Read more George HW Bush stories.)

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