George W. Bush has launched a campaign for his younger brother Jeb’s candidacy for president.
The former president met with veterans and appeared at a rally in South Carolina on Feb. 15, ahead of the Feb. 20 primary.
George W. Bush’s legacy has been brutally attacked by Republican leader Donald Trump.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has spent a lot of money on the campaign, but has had no influence.
Jeb Bush is struggling to catch up with Donald Trump and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who won the New Hampshire and Iowa races, respectively.
His famous family is largely wary of the battle for his presidential nomination, and he insisted last year that he run as his own man.
Last week, however, his mother, Barbara Bush, the wife of former President George HW Bush, spoke in support.
During the Republican debate on Feb. 13, Jeb Bush defended his brother’s presidency, saying he had built a “security apparatus to keep us safe.”
Donald Trump has embarked on George W. Bush’s case, accusing him of lying about the causes of the war in Iraq, which he says destabilizes the Middle East.
Experts say Donald Trump’s tactics of attacking the former president are risky because he still maintains widespread appeal among Republicans in South Carolina, from churchgoers to business leaders and retired military personnel.
On February 15, George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, met with U.S. military veterans at the U.S. Legion Post in Columbia, South Carolina.
Last week, he praised his brother’s abilities in radio advertising, and Jeb Bush hopes his personal appearance will pay dividends on election day.
Although George W. Bush remains a national divider, he and his father won the primary election in South Carolina.
South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, who left the presidential race and now supports Jeb Bush, said: “Bush’s name is golden in my state.”
As Republican voters in South Carolina make their choice for president, the Democratic Party is holding its own contest in Nevada on February 20th. Republicans in Nevada and Democrats in South Carolina must express their views in separate races next week.