George P. Bush: Attacks on father from Trump stung

George P. Bush said Tuesday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump conversation with foreign leader part of complaint that led to standoff between intel chief, Congress: report Pelosi: Lewandowski should have been held in contempt 'right then and there' Trump to withdraw FEMA chief nominee: report MORE's attacks on his father hurt, but declined to say whether he's forgiven the president in response to a direct question from CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota.

"You know, I’m not going to lie. It hurts. It stings," Bush told Camerota. "But, you know, my grandfather, my uncle and my dad, if they taught me anything on politics, you get back up and you fight again. So I’m focused on my job in Texas."


Bush was on CNN to talk about his grandfather, former President George H.W. Bush. The 41st president's funeral will be held Wednesday at Washington, D.C.'s National Cathedral.

Bush is the commissioner of the Texas General Land Office and the son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), whom Trump called "low-energy" during the 2016 GOP presidential primary.

"I know my dad is enjoying private life," George P. Bush said. "But there [are] other ways to serve. And that’s what my grandfather is all about, is that you don’t have to be an elected politician to make a change. You can be in a nonprofit organization. You can serve your fellow man in a variety of other ways. You don’t necessarily have to win political office."

Trump said he plans to visit the Bush family on Tuesday and lauded the "elegance and precision" of the celebrations of Bush to this point in Washington, D.C.

"Looking forward to being with the wonderful Bush family at Blair House today," he tweeted. "The elegance & precision of the last two days have been remarkable!"