Er, Is George H.W. Bush voting for Hillary Clinton?

​Former US president and staunch Republican George H.W. Bush plans to vote for Clinton, according to a member of the Kennedy family

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You know the feeling when you post a message in your group's WhatsApp chat asking about whether anyone wants to do anything at the weekend and everyone seems to blank you, despite originally saying they had no plans?

Well, this rejection might be on the same level as what Donald Trump is feeling right about now because former president George H.W. Bush (the older one) has reportedly announced he will be voting for Trump's rival, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

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'Er, yeah. What's the big deal?'

Well friends, this is a pretty big deal seeing as Pappa Bush (as we commonly refer to him) was Republican president from 1989 to 1993 and has endorsed every Republican nominee for the last five elections. 

Basically, it's like Darth Vader saying he's turning his back on the Dark Force and wants to be mates with Yoda again. 

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The news comes from unlikely source Kathleen Hartington Kennedy Townsend, the daughter of the late Robert F Kennedy, who posted a picture on her Facebook page in which she shakes hands with Bush.

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She allegedly posted the picture with the caption: 'The President told me he's voting for Hillary!!' and has since confirmed the news to political magazine Politico, who broke the story.

'That's what he said,' she told the publication. 

However, despite Pappa Bush and son George W Bush confirming they would not be supporting Trump's run for the presidency back in May, George H.W. Bush's spokesperson, Jim McGrath has revealed that he can neither confirm nor deny who the former President will be voting for.

'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,' he said.

Ruin the fun why don't you, McGrath.

Anyway, it's not wholly surprising the Bush clan aren't Trump's biggest fans. 

Earlier this year, George Bush seemed to cryptically refer to Trump's election campaign to say: 'There seems to be a lot of name calling but, as our Dad once told us, labels are for soup cans.

'I understand these are tough times and people are angry and frustrated. But we do not need someone in the Oval Office who mirrors our anger and frustration. Strength is not bluster and theatrics. The strongest person isn't the loudest one in the room,' he added.

Looks like it's another vote for Hillary. 

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