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EP 225: Jenna and Barbara Bush on their Unbreakable Bond and Growing Up in a Political Dynasty

Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush discuss their surprisingly normal childhood when they assumed that everyone’s grandfather got to have an inauguration, and why they initially didn't want their dad to run for President. Barbara discusses the difficulties of having the same name as the First Lady, and the time a Yale professor offered her an A if she could convince her dad to call off the Iraq War. Jenna talks about the infamous night they got caught drinking underage and recalls her and her husband's comical first date at the White House. They reveal the creepy dictator who had photos of them in his palace, their experiences on election night 2000 and 9/11, and weigh in on the recent story that neither their dad nor their grandfather voted for Donald Trump in 2016.

Order Jenna and Barbara’s #1 bestseller Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life on Amazon or Audible. To learn more, visit Catch Jenna on The Today Show on NBC and follow her on Twitter at @jennabushhager. Learn more about Barbara’s terrific charity Global Health Corps at and follow them on twitter at @ghcorps. Thank you to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum for hosting our interview.

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