Former President George W. Bush sent birthday wishes to his younger brother Jeb via Instagram on Thursday and will campaign with him come Monday.
ABC News reports that come February 15, Bush 43 will step out from the shadows to begin openly campaigning for his younger brother.
George W. Bush joins Jeb Monday night in North Charleston, South Carolina for the pair’s first public campaign event together. The former president has fundraised for Jeb before, notably appearing with their father at a major Houston event last fall.
In addition to fundraising for his younger brother, George W. has appeared in advertising for Jeb. Now the younger Bush's faltering campaign hopes to tie into George W.'s experience dealing with terrorism post 9/11.
Spokesperson Kristy Campbell told ABC that the elder Bush is supportive of his bro:
”With the threats facing our nation and our allies, we need a steady hand. Few people understand that better than President Bush who knows that we need a tested, strong leader as our next Commander-in-Chief."
George W. Bush is 69 years old and has been out of office for nearly eight years. Currently three of the top contenders, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump would all be even older when they take office were any of them to win the election.