The Bush family is keeping quiet on the 2016 presidential election.
Neither of the former presidents – George H.W. Bush or his son George W. Bush – will endorse a candidate for presidency – including Donald Trump – PEOPLE confirms.
"President Bush has no plans to participate in or comment on the presidential campaign," Bush Jr.'s personal aide Freddy Ford told PEOPLE about the younger of the two.
Meanwhile, Bush Sr. will also steer clear of the ongoing race for the White House.
The article goes on to explain that George W. has endorsed candidates in the last five elections since he left office, but not this time around. It is also reported that they will both skip the convention.
Gee, I wonder why?
In other news John McCain has said outright that Donald Trump hurts his chances at reelection:
Publicly, John McCain insists Donald Trump will have a negligible effect on his campaign for reelection. But behind closed doors at a fundraiser in Arizona last month, the Republican senator and two-time presidential hopeful offered a far more dire assessment to his supporters.
“If Donald Trump is at the top of the ticket, here in Arizona, with over 30 percent of the vote being the Hispanic vote, no doubt that this may be the race of my life,” McCain said, according to a recording of the event obtained by POLITICO. “If you listen or watch Hispanic media in the state and in the country, you will see that it is all anti-Trump. The Hispanic community is roused and angry in a way that I've never seen in 30 years.”
I cannot say that I have an ounce of sympathy for the Bushes, The helped to create this beast and now they are afraid to get near it, nor for John McCain since he was the one who opened the door to a candidate like Trump with his introduction of Sarah Palin onto the national stage.
Watching them step away from the GOP presidential candidate whose supporters their policy decisions and anti-Washington rhetoric helped to inflame is more than a little
Terrifying to be sure, but also a little satisfying.