Both George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush will not be attending the Republican National Convention this summer to witness the nomination of Donald Trump.
This is the first time since leaving office that George H.W. Bush, 91, is staying silent on the Republican race.
“At age 91, President Bush is retired from politics,” spokesperson 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.”
His son, George W. Bush, 69, is also remaining silent on the imminent Trump nomination. His aides say he will not be trekking to Ohio this summer.
“He does not intend to attend,” George W. Bush’s aide Freddy Ford told Politico.
According to Politico, the two previous Republican nominees, John McCain and Mitt Romney, also plan on sitting it out.