President Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., has withdrawn from a fundraiser for Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush in New York because of criticism toward his father, pres. Trump, by the Bush family. Trump Jr. had cautioned George P. in recent weeks that he would not be able to publicly support him if his father Jeb Bush continued to criticize the President.
Yesterday, Monday, June18, Jeb Bush tweeted, "Children shouldn't be used as a negotiating tool. @realDonaldTrump should end this heartless policy and Congress should get an immigration deal done that provides for asylum reform, border security and a path to citizenship for Dreamers."
Also, on Sunday, former First Lady Laura Bush wrote a critical article in the liberal Washington Post saying, “These images (of illegal alien families being separated) are eerily reminiscent of the internment camps for U.S. citizens and noncitizens of Japanese descent during World War II, now considered to have been one of the most shameful episodes in U.S. history.” Former First Daughter Jenna Bush Hager added on NBC’s Today Show this morning, Tuesday, June 19, that she was proud of her mother’s comments regarding the separation of illegal alien families.
If the Bush family’s comment weren’t enough, a former G.W. Bush aide has added his voice to the Trump attacks. Richard Painter has become a high-profile critic of Trump and he announced Monday that he would be running for a Minnesota Senate seat as a …DEMOCRAT!
Given these direct and indirect attacks and criticisms of President Trump by the Bush Family and their supporters, is there little wonder Donald Jr. declined to attend the George P. fundraiser? Of course many Texans might wonder why George P. would have a fund raiser in New York City to run for a state office in Texas.