Jeb Bush hasn’t seem to have taken the last election too well.
“The former governor will not attend the inauguration (of President-elect Donald Trump),” the Tampa Bay Times explained Wednesday.
Surprisingly enough this comes after his family chose to put aside their egos and attend the inauguration.
In fact, even failed Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her husband intended to be present at the much anticipated event. But not Jeb.
There was a bit of a precedent, however, as he had reportedly also sat out the inaugurations of President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton. The difference was that they were Democrats, whereas Trump is a Republican.
Regardless, perhaps Bush should muse over the words of his older brother before making a final decision.
“I understand anger, and some people may have been angry when I was president, but anger shouldn’t drive policy,” the former president said in a public speech made after the election, as reported by CNN. “What needs to drive policy is what’s best for the people who are angry.”
It’s true that the election process was brutal and that both men had hurled a litany of insults at each other, but that is the past. It’s time to set aside past beefs, unite and move forward toward a better and brighter Obama-free day.
Hopefully, Jeb is capable of doing that.