George HW Bush says he is voting for Hillary Clinton: Report
Bush’s son Jeb, who dropped out of the race to be the Republican presidential nominee in February, has publicly said he is not voting for Trump in November.
He may have really taken the Jeb thing personally.
Former President George H.W. Bush, father of former President George W. Bush and failed presidential candidate Jeb Bush, is apparently abandoning his party and voting for Hillary Clinton, according to a published report.
Sources tell CNN that Bush admitted his plans to about 40board members of the bipartisan Points of Light Foundation in Kennebunkport, Maine on Monday during the private gathering.
Rumors about Bush's choice surfaced that same day when a Facebook post from Kathleen Hartington Kennedy Townsend said that when she saw the 92-year-old Republican Monday, she was told he was going to vote for Clinton, the Democratic nominee.
"The President told me he's voting for Hillary!!" Kennedy Townsend, a niece of President John F. Kennedy, posted along with a photo of her and the 41st president, according to CNN.
CNN reached out to a spokesman for Bush, Jim McGrath, who did not confirm or deny the claim to the network.
"The vote President Bush will cast as a private citizen in some 50 days will be just that: a private vote cast in some 50 days," McGrath told CNN. "He is not commenting on the presidential race in the interim."
Bush’s son Jeb, who dropped out of the race to be the Republican presidential nominee in February, has publicly said he is not voting for Trump in November, but hasn’t thrown his support behind Clinton.
Bush’s wife Barbara also is not an apparent fan of Trump, according to USA Today, whichcited a quote from her on Trump's Megyn Kelly comment.
"I don't know how women can vote for someone who said what he said about Megyn Kelly, it’s terrible,” she told CBS in February. “And we knew what he meant, too.”
Barbara Bush hasn’t reportedly said who she will vote for on Election Day.