For the first time since his own presidency, former President George H.W. Bush Snr is planning to stay silent in the race for the Oval Office and the younger former president Bush plans to stay silent as well.
George W Bush Snr will not endorse Donald Trump’s candidacy for president, his aides have told local media. This marks a first for the 91-year-old, who has endorsed Republicans in the past five elections.
Bush had campaigned this year for former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who exited the race in February and had supported past Republican presidential nominees John McCain in 2008 and Mitt Romney in 2012.
Trump is now the presumptive Republican Party representative for the U.S Presidency elections.
“At age 91, President Bush is retired from politics,” Donald Trump’s spokesman Jim McGrath told The Texas Tribune.
“He came out of retirement to do a few things for Jeb, but those were the exceptions that proved the rule.” His son Jeb Bush dropped out of the GOP presidential race in February.
Bush Jnr meanwhile, “does not plan to participate in or comment on the presidential campaign,” according to his personal aide, Freddy Ford.