Former Education Secretary Bill Bennett, who served as President George H.W. Bush's "drug czar," said the 41st commander-in-chief had a "Trump" side to him.

Bennett, who led Bush's war on drugs -- including against the crack epidemic at the time -- said that the president was indeed "kinder and gentler" as he's been described, but did have a little in common with the current officeholder.

"There's a Trump side to Bush 41," he said. "He was always wonderful... [but] he had a tough side."

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Bennett said he "outsourced" his tougher, Trump side to the personalities around him.

Bennett noted that Bush hired several people to that effect, mentioning campaign manager H. Lee Atwater, and close advisers Roger Ailes and Lawrence Eagleburger.

"Eagleburger was a tough son-of-a-gun," Bennett said.

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