Former President Donald Trump on Monday night endorsed Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton for reelection, even as the incumbent faces a criminal indictment on fraud charges and a separate FBI corruption investigation.
George P. Bush — grandson and nephew of two former presidents, and the last remaining member of the political dynasty in public office — made the trek to Florida to ask for Trump’s endorsement for attorney general a couple of weeks ago, tweeting that he appreciated Trump’s “friendship & kind words as we work together to Keep America Great.”
But Trump’s antipathy for three generations of Bushes surfaced once again on Monday night, as he chose to endorse Paxton in what’s sure to be a competitive, brutal election between Bush and the scandal-ridden incumbent.
“Attorney General Ken Paxton has been bravely on the front line in the fight for Texas, and America, against the vicious and very dangerous Radical Left Democrats, and the foolish and unsuspecting RINOs that are destroying our Country,” Trump said in a statement, using the acronym for Republicans in Name Only. “Ken is strong on Crime, Border Security, the Second Amendment, Election Integrity and, above all, our Constitution.