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Endorsement watch: P for Trump

Better to be P’ed off than P’ed on, as they say.

Land Commissioner George P. Bush, who has not endorsed Donald Trump, is now asking Texas Republicans to support the party’s presidential nominee.

Addressing state GOP activists Saturday, Bush said it was time to put aside any lingering animosity from the primaries — where Trump defeated Bush’s dad, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, among others — and get behind Trump.

“From Team Bush, it’s a bitter pill to swallow, but you know what? You get back up and you help the man that won, and you make sure that we stop Hillary Clinton,” Bush said, according to video of the remarks provided by an audience member.

Bush was speaking in his capacity as the Texas GOP’s victory chairman, who is responsible for overseeing the party’s statewide campaign in November. Bush had been criticized for taking the role without backing the party’s presidential nominee.

Bush’s remarks Saturday were at a training meeting for members of the State Republican Executive Committee and county chairs. The group also heard from a Trump aide, Matt Mowers.

Well, no one ever said that Baby Bush wasn’t a good little soldier. With his bending of the knee, every member of the state Republican leadership save for Speaker Joe Straus has now endorsed Trump. Some have been more vocal about it than others, while some have played the “let’s support our nominee, whose name must not be mentioned” game, but in the end they joined hands with other distinguished company in supporting their Great Leader. Hope it’s not too awkward for you next Thanksgiving, dude.

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