Former President George H.W. Bush, 92, had intended to stay silent on the White House race between Clinton and Donald Trump. But according to Politico, he decided to break his silence and reveal his pick for president:Hillary.
His preference for Clinton was revealed on Monday by Kathleen Hartington Kennedy Townsend, the former Maryland lieutenant governor and daughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy. Townsend posted a picture on her Facebook page shaking hands next to the former president and this caption: “The President told me he’s voting for Hillary!!”
Several former GOP officials from both Bush administrations have also announced their support for Clinton over Trump, including national security adviser Brent Scowcroft and former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez.
In a telephone interview, Townsend told POLITICO that she met with the former president in Maine on Monday, where she said he made his preference known that he was voting for a Democrat. “That’s what he said,” she said.