Texas land commissioner George P. Bush urged Republicans to support party nominee Donald Trump during an event this past weekend.
Bush, the son of former Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush, subtly acknowledged the difficulty his political family has had accepting Trump as the nominee, but called on Republicans to unify to stop Hillary Clinton from clinching the presidency.
“From Team Bush, it’s a bitter pill to swallow, but you know what? You get back up and you help the man that won, and you make sure that we stop Hillary Clinton,”Bush said, according to a video and a report by the Texas Tribune.
The Tribune reports Bush, who serves as the Texas Republican Party’s victory chairman, was speaking at a State Republican Executive Committee training meeting.
The young Bush’s statements depart from prominent members of his family and members of their respective administrations, who have either said they won’t endorse Trump, won’t vote for him, or will vote for his Democratic rival.
Former presidents George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush have both decided not to endorse Trump for president. Jeb Bush has signaled he won’t vote for Trump or Clinton. A former aide to President George W. Bush said last week she would vote for Clinton.
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