After months of silence, a top member of the Bush family has finally spoken out and is urging his fellow Republicans to get behind the party’s nominee for president in November.
George P. Bush, son of Jeb Bush and current Texas Land Commissioner, did not give a full endorsement of Trump, but stressed the need to defeat Hillary Clinton in November at all costs.
“I know a lot of us in this room had dogs in the fight of the primary, leading up to the race. But you know what? It’s time to put it aside,” he said, according to a Texas Tribune report. “From Team Bush, it’s a bitter pill to swallow, but you know what? You get back up and you help the man that won, and you make sure that we stop Hillary Clinton.”
George P. Bush is most prominent member of his family thus far to get behind Trump’s candidacy. Both of the presidents in his family, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, have stayed away from the GOP nominee and did not attend the Republican National Convention last month in Cleveland. Jeb Bush, once the favorite to win the Republican nomination, has remained vocal in his criticism of Trump even after leaving the election.
Currently, no other member of the Bush family has formally announced their support for Trump in November, and George P. Bush’s semi-endorsement could suggest that the family is warming to the billionaire businessman.
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