W. Bush to vote Democrat in US elections

CNN accessed the private post and shared a screenshot of the Facebook post. ("The World Trade Center came down during your brother's reign-remember that", he told Jeb.) In a February debate, Jeb said "I am sick and exhausted of [Trump] going after my family".

The media outlets base their reporting on a personal Facebook post by Kathleen Hartington Kennedy Townsend, a former Maryland lieutenant governor and daughter of the late Robert Kennedy.

Politico first reported the news.

In a phone interview with Politico, Townsend confirmed the report, telling the outlet she met with the elder Bush in ME earlier Monday, where she said he revealed his choice for president. A spokesman for Bush did not confirm nor deny the report: "He is not commenting on the presidential race in the interim". Each made limited appearances for Jeb, the former governor of Florida, while he was running. But a public endorsement of the candidate from the opposing party would be pretty unique. Trump had the support of two of the five living Republican nominees and none of the past presidents.

The Bush family are playing hardball against Donald Trump, after his boorish, brutal treatment of Jeb Bush in Republican primary debates. Ex-First Lady Barbara Bush is widely believed to be leaning toward Clinton.

For any former president to part so viscerally with his party in a White House year would be a major statement.

A cadre of prominent Republicans have also refused to endorse Trump.

While Jeb's father and brother have stayed mum, his mother has made her feelings about Trump clear.

"I don't know how women can vote for someone who said what he said about Megyn Kelly, it's awful", she told CBS then.

I mean, unbelievable. I don't know how women can vote for someone who said what he said about Megyn Kelly. The ranks include many close to the Bush family including Brent Scowcroft, George HW Bush's national security adviser as well as Sally Bradshaw, a longtime top aide to Jeb Bush. She is now registered as an independent.

If the former president is voting for Clinton, he would be joining a group of Republican leaders supporting the Democratic nominee.

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