A member of the Bush family just endorsed Trump. Now, you’re probably sitting there thinking, “the whole family hates him, who would actually sink low enough to throw their weight behind the 2016 GOP nominee?” Laura Bush is probably voting for Hillary Clinton, so let’s cross her off the list. Barbara Bush finds it “incomprehensible” that someone as terrible as Trump could have clinched the nomination. Both former Presidents find the prospect of a Trump presidency so revolting that they skipped the Republican National Convention. Jeb Bush hates him with the fury of 1,000 suns, so whom does that leave?
Oh, yes, one of the assorted Bushes no one cares about, but one that will surely infuriate Jebra.
On Saturday, George Prescott Bush, Jeb’s son and current Texas Land Commissioner, tucked his tail between his legs, crawled to his master’s feet, and began licking toes like a coked-up podophile. In May, Texas Republican Party Chairman Tom Mechler made George P. the party’s 2016 “victory chairman.” Basically, he’s the guy responsible for bringing votes to the Republican Party, including to the guy who gave his brother a brutal beating in the preseason.
“It’s a very surprising decision, particularly in light of the father, the uncle and the grandfather making it abundantly clear they are not going to endorse Donald Trump for November,” Trump delegate Tom Pauken said in June. “If you don’t have your own family on board, how do you encourage others?”
At the time, George P. refused to endorse Trump “because of concerns about his rhetoric and his inability to create a campaign that brings people together” — though he did note that this could change if Trump changes.
Trump’s campaign remains as divisive as ever but facing mounting criticism from Trump supporters and wanting to keep his job, George P. seems to be the weak link in the Bush family. The Hill reports:
Bush said it’s time to put aside lingering tensions from the primary — in which Trump defeated his father, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush — to back the nominee.
“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,” Bush said, according to video provided by someone in the audience.
Sure, it wasn’t the strongest endorsement. He, like many other Trump endorsers, completely avoided speaking the candidate’s name. But it was an endorsement nonetheless, and a self-serving and complete betrayal to his family.
Watch George P. sell out what few values he has, below:
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