George W. Bush Sitting Out Election As Family Refuses To Endorse Donald Trump

May 6, 2016 | By Garrett Montgomery More

Is George W. Bush sitting out this presidential race? The answer is yes, now that Donald Trump is the presumptive nominee of the Republican Party, both former Presidents Bush 43 and George H. W. Bush have announced that they will not be endorsing the billionaire, who insulted their family too many times to count during the primaries.

George W. Bush sitting out

Both former presidentsGeorge W. Bush and George H. W. Bush are sitting out the 2016 presidential election. The reason?

In two words – Donald Trump. On Wednesday, Ohio Governor John Kasich dropped out of the race, following Ted Cruz‘s exit after losing Indiana – making Trump the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee.

Many big names in Republican politics including Senators Dean Heller, of Nevada, and Ben Sasse, of Nebraska, and conservative blogger Erick Erickson immediately stepped out to say that nothing on this planet will make them vote for Trump. Erickson even went on to explain that they are laying groundwork for a third-party candidate to oppose Trump and Hillary Clinton in the general election.

While President George W. Bush did not go as far as jumping on the #NeverTrump movement, he came very close. Bush spokesman Freddy Ford said he is staying out of presidential campaign and added:

“President Bush does not plan to participate in or comment on the presidential campaign.”

The statement by Jim McGrath, a spokesman for George H. W. Bush, echoed the same sentiment. McGrath stated:

“At age 91, President Bush is retired from politics. He naturally did a few things to help Jeb, but those were the ‘exceptions that proved the rule’.”

It has also been confirmed that just like Arizona Senator John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, the entire Bush family will skip the Republican convention in Cleveland.

The Bush clan was slammed during the primaries as Trump was trying to get under Jeb Bush’s skin.

Among the most memorable digs – Trump repeated on several occasions that George W. Bush made the country less safe and blamed him for the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. He also called Bush a liar, who created out of thin air the presence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq to justify the 2003 war.

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    1. Cathy Lawson says:

      Interesting, What if the American people had done that to you and your father. Seem like your family still doesn’t know the job of President. The President should not hold grudges because a family member did not get the nomination.

      • Eric says:

        They’re a couple of pu$$ies That’s why. I don’t mean the good kind either. I’m a Bernie Sanders fan and I’m about ready to vote for Trump. I want him to transgress these fuc8ers. Yeah you heard me.

    2. Jimmy Doors says:

      Gee, Reince Priebus — GOP Committee head — must be SO proud of the great job he’s done….

    3. R Kelly says:

      Good bye BUSH – This is the best news I have heard in years. It’s great to see the “Bushes” slink away into oblivion. We can only hope they all stay there.

    4. Andrew Allen says:

      Why can’t these billionaires just get along.

    5. Pam says:

      I always respected GW Bush as president and since then, until now. His attitude towards a possible Trump nomination is unforgiveable. Another name for the loser list.

    6. Joe Schmuckatelli says:

      It’s good to see that someone in the Republican party still has some integrity. The cretins who have been supporting Trump will realize soon enough that they have no idea how to make America great again and neither does their messiah, The Donald. The only difference between Hillary and Trump is that she is a little more coherent and rational.
      Heaven help our country. We deserve the judgement that’s coming.

      • RJF XVII says:

        Joe, couldn’t have said it any better myself. To paraphrase Reagan, I didn’t leave the GOP, but the GOP left me with its nomination of a charlatan, the Music Man of NYC.

    7. Joe sonopoli says:

      The Bush’s didn’t mind Bill Clinton insulting them and consider him part of the family.

    8. Christopher Kelly says:

      Kudos to the Bushes…


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