George W. Bush on Trump's inauguration: 'That was some weird sh*t'

Former president George W. Bush was one of many esteemed guests present at the January inauguration of America's current commander in chief, Donald J. Trump.

While George W. Bush appeared pleased to attend the 45th president's oath of office ceremony, a new New York Magazine piece reveals inside information on what the Texas native actually felt that day.

NY Mag's Yashar Ali writes that according to "three people who were present," Bush summed up Trump's inauguration, saying, "That was some weird sh*t."

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Former President George W. Bush arrives for the 58th U.S. Presidential Inauguration where Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America in Washington, USA on January 20, 2017.

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Former first lady Rosalynn Carter, Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, former first lady Hillary Clinton, and former President George W. Bush attend the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. In today's inauguration ceremony Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States.

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Former President George W. Bush keeps covered under the rain during the inauguration ceremonies swearing in Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States on the West front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017.

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Former U.S. President George W. Bush embraces Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarance Thomas during the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. In today's inauguration ceremony Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States.

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Former Presidents Jimmy Carter (R) speaks hands with George W. Bush, as former Vice President Dan Quayle looks on, at the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. In today's inauguration ceremony Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States.

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Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and former President George W. Bush attend Donald Trump Inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. In today's inauguration ceremony Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States.

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Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and former President George W. Bush greet Michele Obama and Jill Biden at the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. In today's inauguration ceremony Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States.

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Former George W. Bush and his wife Laura Bush depart after inauguration ceremonies at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2017.

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President Obama greets President-elect Donald Trump as former president Bill Clinton, his wife Hillary, and former President George W Bush and his wife Laura look on at the inauguration ceremonies swearing in Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States on the West front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017.

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George and Laura Bush attend the inauguration ceremonies to swear in Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017.

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Former US President of the United States George W. Bush and his wife Laura Bush arrive at the Capitol Building before President-elect Donald Trump is sworn in at the 58th Presidential Inauguration on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S., January 20, 2017.

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Hillary Clinton and former U.S. President George W. Bush talk before the inauguration of Donald Trump as 45th president of the United States in Washington, DC, U.S., January 20, 2017.

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Former President George W. Bush, former first Lady Laura Bush, left, and Secretary Hillary Clinton, right are seen on the West Front of the Capitol before President Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, January 20, 2017. Former Vice President Dick Cheney, left, and his wife Lynne, also appear.

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Ali iterates a note of consensus, adding that "all three heard him say it."

Bush has put forth effort to not criticize presidents following him -- including Barack Obama, and now Donald Trump. In a TODAY interview earlier this month, Bush reiterated when asked what advice he would give Trump that it's a hard job and he'd simply wish him the best.

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"You picked some really good people," Bush said, speaking as if directly to Trump. "Empower them and make sure they're able to give you their unfettered advice."

George W. Bush has a warm relationship with former first lady Michelle Obama, and it is possible their reunion at the inauguration ceremony was what the former president viewed as the least "weird" element of the event.

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Former President George W. Bush (L) holds hands with first lady Michelle Obama during a memorial service following the multiple police shootings in Dallas, Texas, U.S., July 12, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
Former president George W. Bush (L) and First Lady Michelle Obama talk during a memorial service following the multiple police shootings in Dallas, Texas, U.S., July 12, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
First lady Michelle Obama kisses former President George W. Bush as he shakes hands with U.S. President Barack Obama after Bush spoke at a memorial service for five policemen killed last week in a sniper attack in Dallas, Texas July 12, 2016. At left is former first lady Laura Bush. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Former first lady Laura Bush ( from L to R), former president George W. Bush, first lady Michelle Obama, U.S. President Barack Obama and U.S. Representative John Lewis (D-GA) participate in a commemoration at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, March 7, 2015. Obama called on Americans to carry forward the spirit of the Civil Rights Movement on Saturday during a visit to Selma, Alabama, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of a march that sparked the 1965 Voting Rights Act. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY)
(L-R) Former U.S. first lady Laura Bush and former president George W. Bush join current first lady Michelle Obama and U.S. President Barack Obama for a commemoration at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, March 7, 2015. With a nod to ongoing U.S. racial tension and threats to voting rights, Obama declared the work of the Civil Rights Movement advanced but unfinished on Saturday during a visit to the Alabama bridge that spawned a landmark voting law. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
U.S. President Barack Obama (L) poses alongside former U.S. President George W. Bush, former first lady Laura Bush and first lady Michelle Obama after the Bushs' official White House portraits were unveiled during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington May 31, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY)
U.S. President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, former president George W. Bush (2nd L) and Laura Bush salute the flag during tenth anniversary ceremonies at the National September 11 Memorial at the World Trade Center site in New York, September 11, 2011. The 9/11 attacks changed life in the United States forever, but 10 years after the devastating hit, New Yorkers have learned to live in a more dangerous world and are ready to move on. REUTERS/Allan Tannenbaum/Pool (UNITED STATES)
U.S. President George W. Bush greets U.S. President-elect Barack Obama (L) on the North Portico of the White House in Washington, January 20, 2009. First lady Laura Bush is second from left, and Michelle Obama is at right. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES)
U.S. President George W. Bush (R) kisses Michelle Obama on the North Portico of the White House in Washington January 20, 2009. First lady Laura Bush (L) and President-elect Barack Obama chat prior to going inside the White House. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES)
US President George W. Bush greets President-elect Barack Obama and his wife Michelle (C) as they arrive to the White House in Washington, November 10, 2008. REUTERS/Jim Bourg (UNITED STATES)
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