George H. W. Bush to Vote for Hillary Clinton Says New Report

A Politico report insists that former President George H. W. Bush will vote for Hillary Clinton in November, shunning his own party's nominee, Donald Trump.

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A member of the Kennedy clan has asserted that former U.S. President George H. W. Bush intends to vote for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, a Politico report said Tuesday. 

The report was based on a Facebook post from the former lieutenant governor of Maryland, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, who also happens to be the daughter of Robert F. Kennedy. The famous Kennedy clan member is a longtime supporter of Hillary Clinton and her campaign.

"The President told me he's voting for Hillary," the post said.

Jim McGrath, a spokesman for the former president told the Guardian: “At age 91, President Bush is retired from politics. He naturally did a few things to help Jeb, but those were the ‘exceptions that proved the rule’.”

In an email, McGrath stated: "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."

Neither President Bush nor his son, President George W. Bush, attended the Republican National Convention, where Trump received the official nomination as its presidential candidate. 

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