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In what will certainly be a painful bit of news for Donald Trump, Politico is reporting that former President George H. W. Bush will vote for Hillary Clinton. According to Politico, they received the inside word from Kathleen Hartington Kennedy Townsend after spotting a social media post (that reportedly read, “The President told me he’s voting for Hillary!!”) and then followed up in a phone interview. Kennedy acknowledged her claim as true and said she met with Bush in Maine on Monday, where he mentioned voting for Clinton: “That’s what he said.” Politico duly followed up with Bush’s spokesperson, who played coy:

Asked about Townsend’s post, George H.W. Bush spokesman Jim McGrath in an email replied, “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. He is not commenting on the presidential race in the interim.”

If this story is true, then George H. W. Bush may stand in solidarity with his most downtrodden son, Jeb Bush, who ended up being the Trump whipping boy for much of primary season. Jeb has declined to endorse Trump and earned the ire of GOP Chair Reince Priebus in the process. He hasn’t endorsed Hillary yet, nor has he said that he’d vote for her, but now that Dad is officially voting against Trump, Jeb may not be too far behind. And what of George W. Bush? We’ll see what happens next.

 

READ MORE: Uproxx.com

Article Courtesy of Politico and Uproxx

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