Ex-president George H.W. Bush has come out and made a shocking statement recently in relation to the upcoming presidential election.
He is planning to vote in opposition of his own party and going with Hillary Clinton in November’s election.
This is despite the fact that she was under criminal investigation by the FBI. His decision probably comes after comments Trump had made during the primaries.
Former President George H.W. Bush is bucking his party’s presidential nominee and plans to vote for Hillary Clinton in November, according to a member of another famous political family, the Kennedys.
Bush, 92, had intended to stay silent on the White House race between Clinton and Donald Trump, a sign in and of itself of his distaste for the GOP nominee. But his preference for the wife of his own successor, President Bill Clinton, nonetheless became known to a wider audience thanks to Kathleen Hartington Kennedy Townsend, the former Maryland lieutenant governor and daughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy.
On Monday, Townsend posted a picture on her Facebook page shaking hands next to the former president and this caption: “The President told me he’s voting for Hillary!!”
In a telephone interview, Townsend said she met with the former president in Maine earlier today, where she said he made his preference known that he was voting for a Democrat. “That’s what he said,” she told POLITICO.
This was seen on the Facebook page of Townsend.
The Bushes did not deny any of this.
It was only recently that his former vice president Dan Quayle had expressed hope that the Bushes would support Trump, but this is clearly not the case.