It’s been sort of a tradition for former presidents to speak up, somewhere along the road to the general election, and voice their support for their party’s nominee.
Knowing that this election season the GOP nominee is a hay-haired mountebank, with much bravado but no actual experience, knowledge, class, or scruples has placed the two former GOP presidents, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush in an interesting predicament.
Will they also support the reality TV GOP nominee?
From the Texas Tribune:
Bush 41, who enthusiastically endorsed every Republican nominee for the past five election cycles, will stay out of the campaign process this time. He does not have plans to endorse presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump, spokesman Jim McGrath told The Texas Tribune.
While not condemning his nomination, outright, it’s still quite telling that the senior Bush, at 91 years old, has now decided to go silent on the process.
Trump, in a long list of moronic comments through the primary process, stood on a debate stage and went full 9/11 “Truther,” blaming George W. Bush for the events on September 11, 2001. While this is the stuff of Rosie O’Donell, Jesse Ventura, Code Pink, and every far left, vile, mindless liberal troll, this is apparently the kind of dull witted tripe that is attractive to Branch Trumpidians.
That being said, it should come as no surprise that George W. Bush has chosen a similar stance as his father.
Bush 43, meanwhile, “does not plan to participate in or comment on the presidential campaign,” according to his personal aide, Freddy Ford.
It should be noted that while the younger Bush has refrained from outright criticism of Trump, at a February 2016 campaign stop for his brother, Jeb Bush, he commented, “”the strongest person usually isn’t the loudest one in the room.”
Nor is the smartest, Sir.