Donald Trump Jr. has pulled out of a fundraiser for George P. Bush, son of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. Jeb’s recent criticism of President Donald Trump and the zero tolerance policy for illegal border crossings reportedly drew the line for Trump Jr.
The younger Bush, who parted ways with most of his family and backed Trump for president in 2016, had Trump Jr.’s support in his run for re-election as Texas land commissioner — but a tweet from Jeb Bush appears to have cost him Trump Jr.’s public support at a fundraiser in New York City scheduled for June 25th.
Children shouldn’t be used as a negotiating tool. @realDonaldTrump should end this heartless policy and Congress should get an immigration deal done that provides for asylum reform, border security and a path to citizenship for Dreamers. https://t.co/OOjv0vNeVg
— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) June 18, 2018
In the tweet, Jeb called the zero tolerance policy “heartless” and called on President Trump to end it. Former First Lady Laura Bush also recently wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post criticizing the policy. (RELATED: Levin Rips Laura Bush For Comments On Immigration: ‘Shame On You’)
According to CNN’s report, Trump Jr. had warned Bush that he would pull his public support if the Bush family continued to attack his father’s policies.