Neither George H.W. Bush, who was the 41st President of the United States, nor his son George W. Bush, who was the nation’s 43rd president, are supporting Donald Trump for president. Trump previously accused George W. Bush of being complicit in the 9/11 terrorist attacks saying that he knew about them beforehand, thereby revealing himself to be a 9/11 truther. During a GOP debate, he also pushed a liberal attack line by accusing Bush of lying about WMDs in order to lead America into war.
Former George W. Bush speechwriter Mark Thiessen, said earlier this month, “You’re not going to get the Bush endorsement if you say those kinds of things.” FOX News’ Dana Perino, who served as press secretary under George W. Bush, also defended W’s decision to not support Trump adding that it is understandable since Trump said Bush lied about the WMDs and stated that he should have been impeached.
But one former person within the George H.W. Bush administration appears to be breaking rank with the Bush allies. Former vice-president Dan Quayle revealed on the Today Show on Thursday morning that he is supporting Trump for president and had high praise of the flip-flopping presumptive GOP nominee.
Speaking with Matt Lauer on The Today Show, Quayle said as a lifelong Republican he would support the nominee.
“I’ve been a Republican all my life, I’m going to support the nominee. I predict that most people in my position, or people that have been in the Republican Party for a long time, will rally around the nominee.”
But he didn’t stop there. Quayle praised Trump, who has come under fire constantly for his bullying and lowbrow behavior, as being “a winner.”
“He’s a winner. He’s unusual. He’s obviously very different and he’s not going to play by the rules. It’s a different situation, but I think that he can win.”
There has been no statement of praise from Donald Trump to Dan Quayle for his support on Trump’s Twitter account but it will no doubt eventually come.