Former President George W. Bush reportedly isn’t sure the Republican Party will ever get another shot at the presidency. At a reunion for former members of his administration back in April, Bush reportedly admitted to a small group of former aides and advisers that he’s seriously concerned that this election cycle, which has seen the party choose Donald Trump as its nominee, might spell the end of the GOP, Politico reported Tuesday. “I’m worried that I will be the last Republican president,” Bush said, per Politico‘s report.
While many Republican elites are similarly concerned this Election Day will wreak havoc, not everyone is convinced that harm will be irreparable. Politico reported that top Republicans are already planning ahead for how to fix whatever mess Trump makes. “Here’s the conclusion I’ve come to: American democracy and our form of government is much stronger than any individual,” said former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, a Trump endorser. “Things look pretty bleak right now. But this too shall pass.”
Head over to Politico for the full story on how GOP elites are working to make sure Bush’s fear doesn’t become a reality.
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