(RepublicanDaily.org) – A curious thing has happened since former President Donald Trump left the White House earlier this year. Trump lost all his official power but remained the de facto leader of the GOP. His influence within the party is so significant that conservative candidates in election fields across the country feel they should align themselves with him to improve their chances of success. If one manages to get an official endorsement from the 45th President, that’s even better. A member of the Bush family seems to realize that too.
George P. Bush Sets Out His Stall
George P. Bush, who currently works as Texas Land Commissioner, is gathering support for his bid to become the state’s next attorney general. Part of his strategy revolves around Donald Trump. He has long been a vocal supporter of the former president and drops phrases like “America First” and “drain the swamp” into his own communications and campaign materials. He recently defended Trump, calling him the “center of the Republican Party.”
Chances are you recognize Bush’s name; he shares it with his uncle and grandfather, both of whom have served as President of the United States. George H.W. Bush was our 41st President and served one term from 1989-1993. George W. Bush sat in the White House from 2001 to 2009. Jeb Bush, the father of George P. Bush, served as Florida’s governor and ran for the presidency himself in 2016. The Bush family is an institution in the Republican Party.
The History Between Donald Trump and the Bush Family
Some people expressed surprise that Bush is so willing to align himself with Trump, given the colorful past the former president shares with the Bush family. Trump was a firm critic of George W. Bush during the latter’s presidency- and went after Jeb Bush on several occasions during the campaign for the 2016 presidential election. At one point, J. Bush even said he was “sick and tired of [Trump] going after my family.”
George P. Bush’s Political Ambitions
Should George P. Bush’s campaign for the office of Texas AG be successful, he has promised to prioritize a return to “Trump-era immigration policies.” Given that Texas is a border state that has suffered massively from the immigration crisis the Biden administration has presided over, this strategy could serve him well.
The fact that George P. Bush is the latest figure in a longtime political dynasty doesn’t appear to be hampering him. On the contrary, it’s clear he’s determined to make his own mark in the world even if it goes against his family.
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