George HW Bush to ‘vote for Hillary Clinton’ – reports

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(BBC)  U.S. Republican ex-President George HW Bush will vote for Democrat Hillary Clinton in November, US news website Politico reports.

Mr Bush allegedly made the pledge to Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, niece to US ex-President John F Kennedy.

Former President George HW Bush and his wife Barbara Bush watch the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament in Houston, Texas - March 29, 2015

Mr Bush and his wife Barbara have yet to endorse Donald Trump’s campaign (Getty image)

 

The former president’s office has not confirmed the report, with a spokesman saying he was checking.

Mr Bush, who held office from 1989 until 1993, has not endorsed Republican candidate Donald Trump.

Neither has his son, Jeb Bush, who unsuccessfully competed for the Republican nomination, or other rivals in the race, Ted Cruz and John Kasich.

Ms Kennedy Townsend, a former Lieutenant Governor of Maryland, posted a photo on Facebook of a meeting with George HW Bush, alongside the caption: “The President told me he’s voting for Hillary!”

Mr Bush’s spokesman, however, was cautious.

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