George W Bush campaigns for Jeb

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It is a initial time that George W Bush has campaigned for his hermit Jeb’s assignment bid

Former President George W Bush has strike a discuss route to boost younger hermit Jeb’s unsatisfactory presidential assignment bid.

He has met veterans and will seem during a convene in South Carolina on Monday, forward of Saturday’s primary election.

George W Bush’s bequest has come underneath extreme conflict from Republican frontrunner Donald Trump.

Jeb Bush, a former Florida governor, has spent a lot of discuss money though unsuccessful to make an impact.

He is struggling to locate adult with Mr Trump and Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who won a New Hampshire and Iowa contests respectively.

Mr Bush’s famous family has mostly kept out of his presidential assignment conflict and he insisted final year that he was using as his possess man.

But final week his mom Barbara Bush, mother of former President George HW Bush, spoke out in his support.

And on Saturday, Jeb Bush shielded his brother’s presidency, observant he had built a “security apparatus to keep us safe”.

In a televised debate, billionaire businessman Mr Trump tore into George W Bush’s record, accusing him of fibbing about a reasons for a Iraq War, that he pronounced had destabilised a Middle East.

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“I wish to tell we – they lied,” pronounced Mr Trump. “They pronounced there were weapons of mass destruction, there were none. And they knew there were none.”

He also scoffed during Mr Bush’s counterclaim of his brother.

“The World Trade Center came down during your brother’s reign, remember that.”

George W Bush, alongside his mother Laura, met US troops veterans during an American Legion Post in Columbia, South Carolina.

Last week, he praised his brother’s abilities in a radio advert, and Jeb Bush will wish his personal coming will move dividends on polling day.

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Public appearances by a Bush brothers have been rare

Although George W Bush stays a divisive figure nationally, he and his father both won primary elections in South Carolina.

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, who quit a presidential competition and is now subsidy Jeb Bush, said: “The Bush name is golden in my state.”

While Republican electorate in South Carolina make their choice for president, a Democratic Party is holding a possess competition in Nevada on Saturday. Republicans in Nevada and Democrats in South Carolina get to demonstrate their views in apart contests a following week.

Mr Cruz, Mr Trump and Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have all won one state each.

Key dates to come

20 February – South Carolina primary (Republican); Nevada congress (Democrat)

23 February – Nevada congress (R)

27 February – South Carolina primary (D)

1 March – ‘Super Tuesday’ – 15 states or territories decide

18-21 July – Republican convention, hopeful picked

25-28 July – Democratic convention, hopeful picked

8 November – US presidential elections

In depth: Primary calendar

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