ELECTIONS

Bush reportedly used colorful language to describe Trump's inauguration

Former US president George W. Bush leaves after the Presidential Inauguration at the US Capitol in Washington

Former US president George W. Bush leaves after the Presidential Inauguration at the US Capitol in Washington  (Reuters)

While former President George W. Bush was leaving President Trump's inauguration, he reportedly gave a brief summary of the event: "That was some "weird s--t."

New York Magazine, citing three “people who were present,” reported that all three heard the comment. A spokesman for Bush declined to comment to the magazine.

Bush did not make a public statement after the ceremony.

Trump delivered his inaugural address straight from his campaign script — to the delight or dismay of different subsets of Americans.

Trump gave nods to unity and began with kind words for Barack and Michelle Obama, but pivoted immediately to a searing indictment of the status quo and the Obama years.

Presidents past have promised an American Covenant, a New Frontier, a Great Society.

Trump sketched a vision of "American carnage."

Then he promised to end it with a nationalist "America First" approach to governing.

The Associated Press contributed to this report