09 August, 2016
"You get back up and help the man that won", Bush told members of the Texas Republican County Chairmen's Association in Austin.
The most prominent members of the Bush family, including his father and former presidents George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush, have all refused to support Trump. Jeb said he will not vote for Trump and penned an op-ed arguing that Trump didn't reflect "the principles or inclusive legacy of the Republican Party" and that he hoped the mogul "doesn't represent its future".
Bush declined further comment Monday.
Which leaves George P. Bush, 40, now in the position of Land Commissioner of Texas and someone widely believed to be aching for his own opportunity one day to revive the Bush dynasty's grip on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.More news: Trump defends himself against accusation he ejected baby from rally
At some point, when a vacancy exists, Bush will run for higher office, Texas attorney general at least, if not United States Senator or Governor of Texas.
Jeb and Trump memorably sparred during the primaries, leading to some tense moments during the GOP debates. Bush had been criticized recently for not giving the green light to Trump.
The younger Bush is in a tight spot.
Jeb has said that he can't vote for Trump or Clinton and that it breaks his heart. "And there's not going to be a ban on Muslims". Jeb Jr. was still posting anti-Trump tweets on Monday. I love competition like that.
A longtime Jeb Bush adviser, Sally Bradshaw, last week said she had become an independent, adding if the presidential race in Florida is close, she'll vote for Hillary Clinton. The lawyer and father of two struck out on familiar family political turf in Texas, rather than Florida where he was raised.