Read time: 3 minutes

George P. Bush Sold His Soul To Trump – And Got Passed Over For Paxton

Candidate George P. Bush brushed off Donald Trump’s racist attack on his own mother to grovel before Trump – only to have TFG endorse rival Ken Paxton for Texas attorney general.
George P. Bush Sold His Soul To Trump – And Got Passed Over For Paxton
George P. Bush campaign merchandise Image from: Twitter screenshot

CNN explains just how far Bush was willing to lower himself:

In the run-up to the announcement of his candidacy, George P. tweeted a picture of himself on a cell phone with this caption: "Great to speak with President Trump to discuss the future of Texas and how we are keeping up the fight to put America first. I appreciate the words of encouragement and support."

And, at the announcement itself, George P. supporters were handing out beverage sleeves that showed a drawing of him and Trump with a 2019 quote from the former President that read: "This is the only Bush that likes me. This is the Bush that got it right. I like him." (George P. endorsed Trump in the 2020 race, calling him "the only thing standing between America and socialism.")

George P. playing the sycophant was particularly galling given that Trump had savaged his father, Jeb Bush, repeatedly during the 2016 campaign. And had attacked his uncle, former President George W. Bush, for the war in Iraq -- among other things. And retweeted a Twitter user who claimed that Jeb Bush "has to like the Mexican Illegals because of his wife." (Jeb's wife and George P.'s mother, Columba, came to the United States legally.)

But Monday, Trump unequivocally threw his support behind the incumbent, Ken Paxton, who unsuccessfully sued four states, none of which were his own, in an effort to overturn the 2020 presidential election on Trump’s behalf.

Apparently, that meant more to the Big Loser than all of George P.’s flattery. Trump issued a statement saying, "Ken has my Complete and Total Endorsement for another term as Attorney General of Texas. He is a true Texan who will keep Texas safe — and will never let you down!"

Paxton is knee-deep in legal troubles involving allegations of securities fraud and, separately, abuse of office. Bush is now trying to position himself as a champion of honesty and integrity. He tweeted Monday, "I'm running for Attorney General because Texans deserve integrity and honesty from the office of Texas' top law enforcement official. Texans deserve a candidate without a laundry list of existing and potential criminal indictments.”

But Bush didn’t seem to mind the laundry list of potential criminal indictments surrounding Donald Trump (not to mention his overall sleaziness) when it was expedient to overlook them. And now, poor Bush has been snubbed in return. Sad! And, by the way, Bush is far from the only Republican to throw his family under the bus for Trump.

Twitter had a field day at Bush's expense:

Can you help us out?

For 17 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.

More C&L Coverage

Discussion

New Commenting System

Our comments are now powered by Insticator. In order to comment you will need to create an Insticator account. The process is quick and simple. Please note that the ability to comment with a C&L site account is no longer available.

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.

Please Do Not Use the Login Link at the Top of the Site.

In order to comment you must use an Insticator account. To register an account, enter your comment and click the post button. A dialog will then appear allowing you create your account.

We will be retiring our Crooks and Liars user account system in January, 2021.

Thank you.
C&L Team