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'Kneel Before Trump,' Says George P. Bush, For 'Selling Out His Own Family.'
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'Kneel Before Trump,' Says George P. Bush, For 'Selling Out His Own Family.'

This week, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush was mocked on social media for desperately attempting to link himself to former President Donald Trump, who has attacked many members of Bush's famous family.

“Like President Trump, I will not stand by while our liberties are under attack,” Bush said in a video announcing his candidacy for Texas Attorney General.

Bush's primary opponent is fellow Republican Ken Paxton, the current attorney general who is also a staunch Trump supporter, and it appears that both are vying for the former president's endorsement; however, Bush is also the son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), who was an early target of Trump's ire when the two competed for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016.

“If you want a future [in the Republican Party], everyone understands you have to suck up, even if that means running on the platform of ‘Donald Trump was right, my father was a huge loser,’” Chris Hayes said on MSNBC Thursday night.

George P. Bush is also the nephew of former President George W. Bush, whom Trump has repeatedly slammed. Trump mocked Bush's mother, retweeting a message in 2015 that said Jeb Bush "has to like the Mexican Illegals because of his wife." Trump even complained about his grandmother, saying former First Lady Barbara Bush was "nasty to me."

Despite these attacks, Bush has emphasized his ties to Trump:

George P Bush will text this video to Republican primary voters across Texas tonight pic.twitter.com/9Sus0FFb35 — Scott Braddock (@scottbraddock) June 3, 2021

“You hope not to have to demean yourself in order to [win], but if that turns out to be necessary, and you expect to have a political future... you've gotta do what you gotta do,” Cal Jillson, a political science professor at Southern Methodist University, told The Washington Post.

Bush's detractors chastised him for aligning himself with someone who has repeatedly attacked his family:

I mean, @allinwithchris just showed George P. Bush breaking a fundamental autocratic rule by trashing his own father and family (just as @tedcruz allowed his) in order to kneel before Trump. The @GOP, as Matthew said, is gone. Wake up, Democrats! https://t.co/74S4Smy5vZ — Joy-Ann (Pro-Democracy) Reid (@JoyAnnReid) June 4, 2021

@georgepbush wants every sip of your beer to remind TX voters that he's willing to sell out his own family for personal gain. https://t.co/4qsRCPuZ4H — Tommy Vietor (@TVietor08) June 3, 2021

My Dad Is Awful: Vote George P Bush For Attorney General https://t.co/fq94bCi7z9 — Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) June 3, 2021

I expected @georgepbush to run against Ken Paxton in the Republican primary for Texas attorney general. I didn't expect him to abandon his own father while clamoring for Trump's endorsement. Embarrassing, to say the least — but I believe Texas is heading in a different direction. pic.twitter.com/jhFgUoWPZj — S. Lee Merritt, Esq. (@MeritLaw) June 3, 2021

The fact that George P Bush chose Trump over his own family in Texas says everything about where the GOP is right now: https://t.co/vnzDwuJkHG — Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) June 3, 2021

Family values, GOP style: George P. Bush and Ted Cruz aren't afraid to kiss the ring of the tyrannical monster who humiliated their families — Duty To Warn (@duty2warn) June 3, 2021

George P. Bush and Donald Trump Jr. exist to remind us that, even when it appears impossible, the right is only going to get worse. — LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) June 3, 2021

Please clap: https://t.co/70V867mQN4 — Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) June 3, 2021

"It's politics, nothing personal, dad." pic.twitter.com/AqJA9vZT3o — Schooley (@Rschooley) June 3, 2021

Imagine thinking this makes you look good as a candidate; the fact that your family was smeared by a twice impeached ex-President is the centerpiece of your campaign is a flex. Pathetic. https://t.co/aklcAgHKvO — Fred Wellman (@FPWellman) June 3, 2021

XljqBbgkPK — Mustafa Tameez (@MustafaTameez) June 3, 2021

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