Jeb Bush just announced he is breaking the GOP loyalty oath — which comes as no surprise seeing as Trump is everything that the Establishment detests.
Jeb Bush says he won’t vote for Donald Trump in November, after repeatedly suffering blows at the hands of the ultimate victor for the Republican Party nomination.
‘Donald Trump has not demonstrated that temperament or strength of character. He has not displayed a respect for the Constitution. And, he is not a consistent conservative,’ the former Florida governor wrote in a post on Facebook released Friday afternoon.
‘These are all reasons why I cannot support his candidacy.’
Although he and pro-Bush groups plowed through more than $155 million in Bush’s own campaign for the presidency, now Bush says he’s ready to focus on the local level.
‘In November, I will not vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, but I will support principled conservatives at the state and federal levels, just as I have done my entire life,’ Bush wrote.
‘For Republicans, there is no greater priority than ensuring we keep control of both chambers of Congress. I look forward to working hard for great conservatives in the Senate and House in the coming months.
The brother the 43rd president and the son of the 41st wrote that, ‘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 won’t be backing Democrat Hillary Clinton either.
Read more: Daily Mail
Here was Donald Trump’s response to Bush and Graham refusing to support him:
Donald Trump brought his pre-victory campaign stump speech to a post-victory rally in Nebraska, taking shots at Jeb Bush and Lindsey Graham and insisting that he’s self-funding his White House run.
Bush and Graham are no longer functionally Trump’s rivals, although both have declined to support him after he clinched the Republican nomination on Tuesday night after a decisive victory in Indiana.
And the billionaire has made it clear in the last 72 hours that he will adopt a more traditional approach to financing his general election push after completing the primaries mostly on his own dime.
‘I’m self-funding my campaign. And all these other guys are getting a lot of money,’ he told about 4,000 people in an airplane hangar near the Omaha, Nebraska airport.
‘But I’m self-funding my campaign.’
It’s unclear which ‘other guys’ he was referring to, but he eventually settled on Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton as his bogeyman.
‘Take a look at Hillary, with the money. Take a look at where she’s getting that money,’ he urged his supporters.
Trump hired a finance chairman this week with deep roots in Goldman Sachs and has pledged to leverage his blue chip contacts to raise money both for his own November needs and for those of the Republican Party.
Read more: Daily Mail