According to the Guardian newspaper that Jeb Bush has joined his brother and father in declaring that he will not support Donald Trump, the presumptive nominee, in the presidential election in November.
On Friday, a day after House speaker Paul Ryan said he could not support Trump just yet, Bush posted to Facebook a declaration that, like his fellow former candidate Lindsey Graham, he will abstain from voting for either Trump or the likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
The newspaper added that Trump “has not demonstrated that temperament or strength of character” required to serve as president, Bush wrote.
Bush, once governor of Florida and the sibling and son of presidents who was an early favorite for the Republican nomination, withdrew from the race in February. His standing in the field gradually deteriorated, under withering fire from Trump.