Former President George H.W. Bush is bucking his party’s presidential hopeful and skeleton to opinion for Hillary Clinton in November, according to a member of another famous domestic family, a Kennedys.
Bush, 92, had dictated to stay wordless on a White House competition between Clinton and Donald Trump, a pointer in and of itself of his antipathy for a GOP nominee. But his welfare for a mother of his possess successor, President Bill Clinton, nonetheless became famous to a wider assembly interjection to Kathleen Hartington Kennedy Townsend, a former Maryland major administrator and daughter of a late Robert F. Kennedy.
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On Monday, Townsend posted a design on her Facebook page jolt hands subsequent to a former boss and this caption: “The President told me he’s voting for Hillary!!”
In a write interview, Townsend pronounced she met with a former boss in Maine progressing today, where she pronounced he done his welfare famous that he was voting for a Democrat. “That’s what he said,” she told POLITICO.
Asked about Townsend’s post, George H.W. Bush orator Jim McGrath in an email replied, “The opinion President Bush will expel as a private citizen in some 50 days will be only that: a private opinion expel in some 50 days. He is not commenting on a presidential competition in a interim.”
George H.W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush have stayed out of a domestic discuss given campaigning progressing this year for their son Jeb’s catastrophic bid for president. Neither George H.W. Bush nor his son, former President George W. Bush, attended this summer’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland where Trump supposed a nomination.
Many former GOP officials from both Bush administrations have also announced their support for Clinton over Trump, including inhabitant confidence confidant Brent Scowcroft and former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez.
One Bush central who has taken Trump’s side is former Vice President Dan Quayle, who told POLITICO in an interview this summer he was still holding out wish both Bushes would behind Trump. “Clearly in their heart of hearts we should wish they would wish a Republican president, though they can pronounce for themselves,” Quayle pronounced in an talk in July.