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Jeb Bush won't attend Trump inauguration

Donald Trump and Jeb Bush during the first presidential debate last year

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Donald Trump and Jeb Bush during the first presidential debate last year

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January

Jeb Bush has praised Donald Trump’s administration picks but he’s not going too far in embracing his former rival. The former governor will not attend the inauguration, a spokeswoman said.

George W. and Laura Bush will attend, as will Bill and Hillary Clinton.

Jeb Bush has had positive things to say about Trump’s personnel moves and has taken some heat online. But there is some context.

Some, including Scott Pruitt (EPA) and Rex Tillerson (Secretary of State) supported Bush during the presidential primary. Others, such as Betsy DeVos (Education) Andy Puzder (Labor) have personal ties to Bush.

Bush attended Ronald Reagan's inaugurations, when his father was vice president, his father's inauguration and his brother's. He has not attended others, spokeswoman Kristy Campbell said.

[Last modified: Wednesday, January 4, 2017 7:41pm]

    

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