George W. Bush just shelled out $15,200 to attend a Republican fundraiser for Donald Trump’s enemy Brian Kemp.The ex-president has been vocally critical of Kemp for opposing overturning the 2020 so Bush’s appearance at the fundraiser spoke quite loudly against Trump.
Last year, the Texan said that he was sorry for what the Grand Old Party had become under Trump, according to The POLITICO:
‘[I]solationist, protectionist, and to a certain extent, nativist.’
Naturally, Trump dished out criticism of President Bush, even though he certainly could not take it. In 2013 the last president wrote this about the Bushes:
‘[W]e need another Bush in office about as much as we need Obama to have a 3rd term.’
President Bush’s brother Jeb Bush ran a traditional campaign against Trump in 2016. The ex-president nicknamed the former president’s son “low energy.” More recently, Trump spoke volumes when he said that Jeb Bush’s son was “the only Bush that likes me.”
The fundraiser for Governor Kemp in mid-May will be held in Texas at another real estate developer’s home Harlan Crow. His invitation shows 43 as the “special guest.”
President Bush’s actions reflected the ill-will between the two men formerly carrying the title POTUS. Just last year, 43 came to a fundraiser for Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY). Not only is she highly critical of 45, she is vice-chair of the January 6 Select Committee investigating him. She is also the daughter of George W. Bush’s vice president Dick Cheney.
In addition, President Bush donated to her campaign along with Senator Lisa Murkowski’s (R-AK) campaign. Both women backed Trump’s impeachment. CBS News reported:
‘Following Trump’s defeat in Georgia, Trump called Kemp a “RINO,” pledged to campaign against him, asserted he was “ashamed” he endorsed Kemp in 2018 and recruited former Sen. David Perdue to run against him this year.’
‘Kemp was leading Perdue 53 percent to 27 percent. An 11Alive/Survey USA poll put Kemp up by a similar margin — 56 percent to 31 percent. At that rate, Kemp may not only beat Perdue on May 24, but could surpass the 50 percent threshold required to avoid a runoff — a staggering rebuke of Trump’s influence on the party.‘
Thus far, Kemp has raised $2.7 million. State law forbids him to accept money after that. He has $10.7 million in the bank right now.
The Vanity Fair reported that Representative Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH), who is retiring, condemned the “toxic” environment in Washington, D.C.:
‘You can fight your butt off and win this thing, but are you really going to be happy? The answer is, probably not. This is the direction that we’re going to go in for the next two years and potentially four.… That’s not something I’m going to be part of.’
The VIP reception tickets go for $15,200, and the general reception tickets cost $5,000.
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