According to reports, President George H. W. Bush is a vote for Hillary Clinton in November, according to a Facebook message niece of John F. Kennedy.
The Kathleen Kennedy Townsend post – the former lieutenant governor of Maryland and daughter of Robert F. Kennedy – shows her posing with George H. W. Bush with the caption “The president told me is a vote for Hillary !!”
Townsend – writing on Facebook under the name Kathleen Hartington – has been a vocal supporter longtime Clinton’s campaign.
Jim McGrath, a spokesman for the Bush family, told The Guardian: “The vote President Bush launched as a private citizen in about 50 days will be just that. A particular vote cast in 50 days He is not commenting on the presidential race Meanwhile “.
The former president made it clear in May, not Donald Trump would endorse a position shared by his son, George W Bush former president. At that time, Jim McGrath, spokesman George HW Bush, told The Guardian “At 91 years, President Bush withdrew from politics. Naturally, did a couple of things to help Jeb, but they were the ‘ exceptions to the rule ‘. ”
The son of George HW and George W’s brother, Jeb Bush, was one of the opponents of Trump unsuccessfully in the Republican primary in 2016. The Republican candidate defamed on several occasions, Jeb Bush, former two-term governor of Florida such as “low-power”.
Jeb Bush has repeatedly mocked Trump and his “abrasive know anything like nativist rhetoric”, but ruled out supporting Clinton in an editorial in the Washington Post in July, writing: “I have not decided what I’m going to vote in November – if I ‘ ll support the Libertarian ticket or write in a candidate. ”
If George HW Bush did not cast his vote for Clinton, he will join several prominent Republicans who have crossed party lines in 2016 for contempt Trump. The ranks include many close to the Bush family, including Brent Scowcroft, national security adviser to George HW Bush, and Sally Bradshaw, a high longtime collaborator Jeb Bush.
Spokesmen for the Trump campaign and the Clinton campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.