There is a lot of debate about how much presidential endorsements mean these days and they only really move the needle in the days leading up to important primaries or other events.
Now that Trump is the GOP nominee we will be hearing a lot about who will get behind him.
It looks like you can cross both President Bush 41 and 43 off of that list.
— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) May 4, 2016
This isn’t too surprising. George W. Bush has stayed out of the limelight since leaving office except for supporting his brother’s campaign. It probably wouldn’t go over too well in the Bush household to have someone support a candidate who was pretty rough on Jeb. Trump has also been hammering George W. Bush on the Iraq War.
There have been a lot of questions about the health of George H. W. Bush and he probably would rather just stay out of the political circus as much as he can.
At the same time, it is interesting that these two former presidents won’t be helping a fellow Republican in his quest to win the nomination.