Jeb Bush Not Voting For Trump


Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has never hidden his dislike for the presumptive 2016 Republican nominee Donald Trump. The two clashed a number of times throughout the campaign and even spared a bit after Bush left the race after losing in South Carolina.

Friday he congratulated Trump for being the last GOP man standing and at the same time made it crystal clear that no one with the last name of Bush would be voting for the New York billionaire in November. Meanwhile, Trump was not surprised that the Bush family were not backing him.

“The American Presidency is an office that goes beyond just politics. It requires of its occupant great fortitude and humility and the temperament and strong character to deal with the unexpected challenges that will inevitably impact our nation in the next four years,” Bush said in a Facebook post.

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“Donald Trump has not demonstrated that temperament or strength of character,” he continued. “He has not displayed a respect for the Constitution. And, he is not a consistent conservative. These are all reasons why I cannot support his candidacy.” the Facebook post ended.

Bush is also on the record that will not be voting for the presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and that he along with former presidents George W. as well their father George H.W. Bush would be sitting the 2016 presidential election out.

Mitt Romney, who lost to Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential contest also joined the Bush family in saying that he along with a growing number of conservatives can see possible way that they can or will support Trump.

Romney, has been many times been considered as a possible 3rd party candidate going up against Trump and Clinton but he has ruled the possibility out. He did meet with GOP 3rd party backers in Washington on Thursday but he made it clear while he might be open to helping mount a challenge to Trump and Clinton, but he would not be on any ticket.

Jeb Bush has also been a name that has come up as a 3rd party nominee but he quickly took his name out of the running.

 

 

 

 

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Jim Williams is the Washington Bureau Chief, Digital Director as well as the Director of Special Projects for Genesis Communications. He is starting his third year as part of the team. This is Williams 40th year in the media business, and in that time he has served in a number of capacities. He is a seven time Emmy Award winning television producer, director, writer and executive. He has developed four regional sports networks, directed over 2,000 live sporting events including basketball, football, baseball hockey, soccer and even polo to name a few sports. Major events include three Olympic Games, two World Cups, two World Series, six NBA Playoffs, four Stanley Cup Playoffs, four NCAA Men’s National Basketball Championship Tournaments (March Madness), two Super Bowl and over a dozen college bowl games. On the entertainment side Williams was involved s and directed over 500 concerts for Showtime, Pay Per View and MTV Networks.