How George P Bush became 'the only Bush that likes' President Trump
President Trump welcomed Jeb Bush's son, George P. Bush, to join him onstage on Wednesday, applauding the Texas land commissioner for being 'the only Bush who likes me'
President Donald Trump made it clear who his favorite member of the Bush family is during a visit to Texas on Wednesday.
Addressing a massive crowd in Crosby, the Commander-in-Chief asked Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, who was also in attendance, to meet him on stage so that he could introduce him to his supporters.
"Come here, George! This is the only Bush that likes me. This is the only one," Trump said, in high spirits. "Come here, I want to meet you!"
Bush, who is a friend of Donald Trump Jr., is also the oldest child of former Republican Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, nephew to former President George W Bush, and the grandson of his predecessor George HW Bush.
"Truly, this is the Bush that got it right," the president asserted to the crowd, as they met on stage and exchanged a few words. According to Trump, George Prescott Bush "is going far, he's going places."
Born on April 24, 1976, Bush was first elected Texas Land Commissioner in November 2014 and re-elected four years later in November 2018, garnering the highest vote total of any candidate running statewide.
He has been lauded for safeguarding the Texas coastline in his capacity as the 28th Texas Land Commissioner, while also ensuring veterans in the state received the benefits they were entitled to. Bush also played a major role in rebuilding the homes and lives of over 60,000 victims of Hurricane Harvey. Apart from that, he fought for Red River ranchers in a lawsuit against the Obama BLM, until it was successfully settled in 2017.
Prior to running for office, Bush worked as a school teacher and served as an officer in the U.S. Naval Reserve during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. He has also been a successful businessman, founding several financial firms including Pennybacker Capital LLC and St. Augustine Partners LLC.
Bush first publicly endorsed Donald Trump during the 2016 race as the GOP presidential nominee. The move sent shockwaves across the establishment, with several outlets claiming he had "broken" from his family, especially after the contentious relationship between his father and the real estate mogul.
This week, President Trump spoke at length about the Bushes and their criticisms of him. Late Barbara Bush had fiercely ridiculed him in 'The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty', a book that expanded on the popular first lady's diary entries, with one of them describing Trump as the definition of "greed, selfishness, and ugly. So sad."
In her book, Bush also revealed she had hoped Hillary Clinton would win the 2016 presidential election, but to her dismay, she "discovered to my horror that Trump had won" and not the Democratic nominee.
The 2016 GOP presidential primary saw Jeb Bush reduced to a caricature of Trump's mockery after he constantly branded him "Low Energy Jeb" before ultimately pushing him "off the edge" on the debate platform.
Jeb, who is also the father of President Trump's favorite member from the Bush dynasty, had said last month that Trump must be challenged by another Republican for the 2020 GOP primaries.