There was once a time when a political endorsement by George W. Bush, who famously led the country into war on a lie, was political suicide. The country then got four years of Donald Trump and suddenly W. didn’t seem…quite so bad. At the very least, he didn’t try to overthrow democracy.
I like Republican presidents who win re-election. pic.twitter.com/ifGDEuA9Jx
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) September 26, 2021
Trump, who hates being seen as a loser, lost what was left of his ever-dwindling mind when he lost his bid for reelection, has done everything imaginable to convince his supporters that he didn’t actually lose, including inciting them to try to breach the Capitol Building and stop the certification of Joe Biden as president. Few Republicans were willing to speak out again that other than Rep. Liz Cheney (WY) and Rep. Adam Kinzinger (IL).
The two may have displeased Trump, but neither seems too concerned about that. In fact, Cheney issued the above tweet in response to Trump’s endless criticism of her and his childish rants against anyone who disagrees with him.
Amidst criticism from Trump and his supporters and their warnings that Cheney can’t possibly win another election after standing up to Trump, former President George W. Bush is offering his support and endorsement of the daughter of Bush’s former vice president.
Bush spokesman Freddy Ford said that:
‘President Bush is impressed by Liz Cheney’s strength and vision, and he’s proud to support her. This one shouldn’t come as any surprise, [Bush] has historically helped a few key candidates and friends each cycle.’
It is the criticism of Trump in Cheney’s tweet, though, that will grab Cheney some attention from the ex-president who was impeached twice and never once won the popular vote. Twitter was divided over the tweet, criticizing both Trump and Bush. Read some of their comments below: