Washington, Aug 8: Jeb Bush, the son and brother of two former American presidents who failed to meet the expectations in this year's presidential race, has been consistently against Republican candidate Donald Trump but his son George P Bush has decided to back the real-estate tycoon, said media reports.
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The endorsement from George P Bush, the Texas land commissioner, came despite Trump often mocking his father, a former governor of Florida, during the GOP primaries that ended in June. Jeb Bush, who was expected to do well in the primaries, didn't last in the primary race for even one month after it took off at Iowa on February 1.
George P Bush's endorsement came on Saturday (Aug 6) at a gathering of the Republican activists in Texas where the former urged all to unitedly back Trump against his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, the Texas Tribune reported on Sunday (Aug 7).
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The Bush family has refrained from backing Trump so far and the two former presidents---George H W Bush and George W Bush---did not attend the Republian convention in Cleveland held between July 18-21.
Jeb Bush had an ugly rivalry with Trump througout this election season with both bringing charges against each other. While the former claimed that Trump's tall promises would not be real and his supporters would be "betrayed", the latter accused him of trying to block his way to secure the GOP presidential candidature.