Bush Reportedly Called Democrat Jim Clyburn a “Savior” for Stopping Trump’s Re-Election
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Former President Bush reportedly praised Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) for helping Joe Biden secure the Democrat presidential nomination.
The House Majority Whip said Bush lauded him as a “savior” for helping get Biden elected.
The South Carolina Democrat is largely credited with giving Biden the endorsement he needed to shoot to the top of 2020′s large Democratic field and win his party’s nomination, the Associated Press reported.
Clyburn, on a call with reporters, said Bush told him, “you know, you’re the savior, because if you had not nominated Joe Biden, we would not be having this transfer of power today.”
The AP said Bush added that Biden was the only Democratic candidate he felt could have defeated President Donald Trump.
Bush spokesman Freddy Ford downplayed Clyburn’s remarks.
“Let’s not make this into more than it is,” he wrote on Twitter, adding that the former president was “saying Clyburn helped saved Biden’s nomination … nothing Biblical here.”
New: On a call with reporters just now, @WhipClyburn says ex-President Bush told him he’s “the savior” because of his role in helping Biden win the Democratic nomination.— Meg Kinnard (@MegKinnardAP) January 20, 2021
Clyburn says Bush went on to call Biden “the only one who could have defeated the incumbent president.”