Jeb Bush announced after his fourth-place finish in South Carolina tonight that he’s dropping out of the race tonight. Bush was hoping for a stronger showing, bringing out his mother and brother, former President George W. Bush, to campaign for him, but he still fell far behind the shadow of Donald Trump. Bush said in his announcement tonight that the American people must vote for a candidate who understands they are a servant of the people, “not the master.” He didn’t mention Trump by name, but he did make references to how ideas and policy matters, as well as “strong conservative leadership.” Watch video below to see the moment of his announcement to officially drop out.
BREAKING: Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush ends his bid for the Republican nomination for president
— The Associated Press (@AP) February 21, 2016
The first victim of the #SouthCarolina primary: Jeb Bush, who's announcing he's dropping out of the race
— Mariana_Atencio (@marianaatencio) February 21, 2016
.@JebBush confirms he is dropping out of 2016 race at his S.C HQ: "The people of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina have spoken."
— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) February 21, 2016