Donald Trump Won’t Get George HW Bush, George W Bush Endorsements

This is the first time in the past five election cycles that the elder Bush will not back a Republican nominee

Last Updated: May 6, 2016 @ 9:17 AM

Former presidents George H.W. Bush and son George W. Bush don’t plan on endorsing presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump for president.

“At age 91, President Bush is retired from politics,” spokesman Jim McGrath told The Texas Tribune. “He came out of retirement to do a few things for Jeb, but those were the exceptions that proved the rule.”

Meanwhile, the younger Bush’s personal aide Freddy Ford said that W. “does not plan to participate in or comment on the presidential campaign.”

According to the Tribune, Bush 41 has endorsed every Republican nominee for the past five election terms.

On Tuesday, Trump effectively secured the Republican nomination after winning the Indiana primary, after which Texas Sen. Ted Cruz dropped out of the race. On Wednesday, lone remaining challenger John Kasich suspended his campaign as well.

While neither George H.W. Bush nor George W. Bush have criticized Trump, the younger Bush said that “the strongest person usually isn’t the loudest one in the room” at a campaign event for his brother Jeb Bush in February. Jeb Bush dropped out of the race in the same month.