Jeb!'s son wants us to unite, forget about the primaries, and help Trump stop Hillary Clinton

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Published by: Robert Laurie on Tuesday August 09th, 2016

Well, that's gotta sting.

You would assume that, after his brutal (and costly) defeat in the primaries, the Bush family would be a unified army of NeverTrumpers. After all the name-calling, mudslinging, and verbal fisticuffs, it would seem impossible for anyone to call for unity.  Yet, that's exactly what's happened.

In a move that's got to sting a bit, Jeb! Bush's son, George P. Bush, is urging supporters to come together, put aside old wounds, and help Donald Trump defeat Hillary Clinton. 

As the Texas Tribune reports:

Addressing state GOP activists Saturday, Bush said it was time to put aside any lingering animosity from the primaries — where Trump defeated Bush's dad, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, among others — and get behind Trump. 

"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 video of the remarks provided by an audience member.

George P. Bush has been criticized for accepting a position overseeing the Texas GOP's November efforts while simultaneously refusing to endorse the Republican nominee, and he's being a bit cagey about precisely what the above statement means.  So, it's possible that this is a half-measure designed to address those concerns without offering a clear statement of support.

At least until Saturday, Bush had been one of the most prominent elected officials in Texas withholding his support for Trump. A spokesman for Bush did not respond Sunday afternoon to messages seeking additional detail on his current position on Trump. 

The video of his remarks appears below.

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