Bush Presidents won't participate this 2016 elections because of Trump
May 05, 2016 08:30 AM EDT
Former Republican presidents George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush stated that they do not want to endorse nor support any Republican presidential frontrunner of the 2016 elections, according to their spokesmen. As a whole, the Bush presidents do not want to participate on this year's campaign process.
According to Down Trend, George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush opt to remain mum on this year's election process after Jeb Bush's withdrew his candidacy during the Republican primary race. This is because Jeb has been constantly attacked by presidential frontrunner Donald Trump.
During his campaign, Trump mocked the former Florida governor as an embarrasment to the family due to his lack of energy. Jeb Bush happens to be George H. W. Bush's son and George W. Bush's brother.
That said, spokesperson of two former Republican presidents, Jim McGrath announced that George H. W. and George W. Bush have no plans in participating nor endorsing any presumptive Republican president in the 2016 elections.
McGrath stated via The Texas Tribune, "At age 91, President George H. W. Bush is retired from politics. He naturally did a few things to help Jeb Bush, but those were the expectations that proved the rule."
On the other hand, George W. Bush's communications director and personal aide, Freddy Ford stated that the 43rd United States president have no plans in participating, or voicing out his opinions on this year's presidential campaign, The Blaze has cited.
The backing off of endorsements come as Donald Trump become the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. Because of that, many political parties tried to come to terms that the 69-year-old businessman and reality TV star will be the party's standard-bearer this coming November.
Both former Bush presidents allegedly endorsed and supported previous Republican nominees which include, Arizona Senator John McCain during the 2008 elections and former governor of Massachussetts Mitt Romney in 2012.