Sources: Bush 41 says he will vote for Clinton


Above Admiral George H.W. Bush said Monday that he will vote for Hillary Clinton in November, according to sources abutting to the 41st Admiral — an amazing admonishment of his own party s nominee.The sources said this was not the aboriginal time Bush had appear his ambition to vote for Clinton.The comments came during a accepting band for lath associates of the bipartisan Points of Light Foundation back Bush was speaking to Kathleen Hartington Kennedy Townsend, Robert F. Kennedy s babe and the above Maryland abettor governor. There were almost 40 bodies in the room, and it s not bright how abounding bodies heard him, admitting assorted sources did.The Republican above president s embrace of the Democratic appointee represents a affecting new affiliate in the complicated three-decade-old accord amid the two best arresting families in American politics.It s a beauteous political move — one that comes aloof 49 canicule from the election, and beneath than a anniversary afore Clinton and Donald Trump aboveboard off in their aboriginal debate.Trump s attack manager, Kellyanne Conway, told s Erin Burnett Tuesday that she respects the 92-year-old above admiral actual abundant and his decision. It is acrid that he would vote for the wife of the man who agape him out of the race, she added on Erin Burnett OutFront. But look, this was a able-bodied primary … so I apperceive there are a lot of aching animosity there. News of his abutment for Clinton came aboriginal on Facebook, back Kennedy Townsend acquaint a photo of herself with George H.W. Bush, forth with the caption: The Admiral told me he s voting for Hillary!! Kennedy Townsend sits on the advising lath of the Points of Light Foundation.Bush ancestors assembly beneath to acknowledge publicly. The vote Admiral Bush will casting as a clandestine aborigine in some 50 canicule will be aloof that: a clandestine vote casting in some 50 days. He is not commenting on the presidential chase in the interim, Bush agent Jim McGrath said in a statement.But sources with ability of the chat told they were abashed and aghast that Kennedy Townsend had about aggregate a clandestine chat with the above president.Kennedy Townsend beneath to animadversion through a agent at the Rock Creek Group, area she works as managing director. She afterwards took bottomward the Facebook post. GOP s Trump divideTrump s arguable antagonism has breach the accumulation of above Republican nominees. Mitt Romney has formed Trump in speeches and on Twitter, calling him unfit for office. But above Kansas Sen. Bob Dole has accustomed Trump, as has Arizona Sen. John McCain — admitting somewhat reluctantly, generally apropos to the Republican nominee rather than Trump by name. Neither George H.W. Bush nor George W. Bush had advised in on the accepted acclamation — alike as Trump savaged George W. Bush s accommodation to go to war in Iraq. However, abounding of the 41st and 43rd presidents Cabinet secretaries and civic aegis admiral accept backed Clinton. George H.W. Bush civic aegis adviser Brent Scowcroft accustomed Clinton in June, adage she has the acumen and acquaintance to advance our country at this analytical time. George W. Bush Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez said on in August that he would accept adopted Jeb Bush, but I anticipate Hillary is a abundant choice. I am abashed of what Donald Trump would do to this country. And Louis Wade Sullivan, the Health and Human Services secretary beneath George H.W. Bush and the alone African-American in his Cabinet, said this ages that though my activity for Hillary Clinton is somewhat tempered, I absolutely accept she is an always bigger best for admiral than Donald Trump. But George H.W. Bush isn t speaking for his absolute family. Marvin Bush, the above president s youngest son, has said he would vote for Libertarian Gary Johnson. George P. Bush, George H.W. Bush s grandson, has backed Trump. And Jeb Bush, Trump s above primary rival, has said he won t vote for Trump or Clinton. A adumbrative for George W. Bush wouldn t animadversion on Kennedy Townsend s Facebook column or how George H.W. Bush would vote. The adumbrative artlessly said George W. Bush is spending his time alive to accumulate the Senate in Republican easily and is not commenting on the presidential campaign. The Bush-Clinton relationshipThe evolving accord amid the Bush and Clinton families began in 1992, back Bill Clinton ran adjoin — and defeated — bounden Admiral George H.W. Bush. Eight years later, with Clinton term-limited out of office, Bush s son, then-Texas Gov. George W. Bush, succeeded Clinton on a agreement to restore account and dignity to the White House — a not-so-subtle beating on Clinton s conjugal infidelity. But Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush accept additionally spent their post-presidencies teaming up for altruistic endeavors. And in contempo years, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush accept more appeared together. The two grew so abutting that George W. Bush has referred to Clinton as his brother from addition mother, and Clinton has said the two affirmed over acceptable grandfathers. A Bush-Clinton matchupEarly in the 2016 attack cycle, it appeared the two families could be headed for addition showdown with the admiral on the line: Hillary Clinton was gluttonous the Democratic nomination, while above Florida Gov. Jeb Bush — the 41st president s son and the 43rd president s brother — was a Republican applicant and a fundraising powerhouse. Alike if George H.W. Bush hadn t accustomed Hillary Clinton, it was adamantine to anticipate him abetment Trump.Neither of the above Bush presidents abounding the Republican Civic Convention in Cleveland, area Trump became the GOP s appointee — with the Bush ancestors blockage out of presidential backroom afterwards Jeb Bush, denounced again by Trump as low-energy, exited the race. CLARIFICATION: This adventure has been adapted to analyze the ambience in which George H.W. Bush fabricated his animadversion about voting for Hillary Clinton. s Daniella Diaz contributed to this report.

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