Could there be a feud brewing between former Presidents Trump and Bush? It seems that way. The two former Republican presidents have found themselves at odds as Bush announced he will be leading a fundraiser for Liz Cheney.
Fox News reports:
Bush’s appearance at the event – he’s listed on the invitation as a “special guest” – is his first helping fellow Republicans running in the 2022 midterm elections. Word of the fundraiser was first reported by the Wall Street Journal.
But Bush’s move puts him at odds with former President Donald Trump , who has launched a full court press to defeat Cheney as she runs next year for a fourth two-year term representing the entire state of Wyoming in the House.
The attacks this year by Trump have fueled Cheney’s fundraising. She raised a record $1.5 million during the first three months of the year, and as Fox News first reported, the congresswoman topped that with a roughly $1.9 million haul during the April-June second quarter of fundraising. Former Republican House Speakers John Boehner and Paul Ryan have helped raise campaign cash for Cheney.
Bush’s fundraising appearance for Cheney will come a month after he appeared to indirectly take aim at Trump over the deadly Jan. 6 attack. During a speech commemorating the 20th anniversary of the horrific 9/11 attacks, Bush urged Americans to push back against the threat from domestic terrorists, which he compared to extremists from overseas.
Trump has already endorsed Harriet Hageman to challenge Liz Cheney in the Wyoming Republican primary.