Former President George W. Bush is in a fake news battle with the New York Times, they are claiming he will not support President Trump in his bid to be re-elected this November.
The New York Times is reporting:
Former President George W. Bush won’t support the re-election of Mr. Trump, and Jeb Bush isn’t sure how he’ll vote, say people familiar with their thinking. Senator Mitt Romney of Utah won’t back Mr. Trump and is deliberating whether to again write in his wife, Ann, or cast another ballot this November. And Cindy McCain, the widow of Senator John McCain, is almost certain to support Mr. Biden but is unsure how public to be about it because one of her sons is eying a run for office.
Former Republican leaders like the former Speakers Paul D. Ryan and John A. Boehner won’t say how they will vote, and some Republicans who are already disinclined to support Mr. Trump are weighing whether to go beyond backing a third-party contender to openly endorse Mr. Biden.
A Bush spokesperson responded to the story in the Texas Tribune saying, “This is completely made up. He is retired from presidential politics and has not indicated how he will vote.”
Bush, who since leaving office has rarely made any statements did not weigh in until the pandemic and the death of George Floyd. During both statements, Bush didn’t say President Trump’s name but did take a swipe at him.
Bush has recently said:
“[L]et us remember how small our differences are in the face of this shared threat,” he said. “In the final analysis we are not partisan combatants, we are human beings equally vulnerable and equally wonderful in the sight of God. We rise or fall together, and we are determined to rise.”
Last week, in a joint statement with Laura Bush the former President said:
“Yet we have resisted the urge to speak out because this is not the time for us to lecture. It is time for us to listen. It is time for America to examine our tragic failures — and as we do, we will also see some of our redeeming strengths.”
Last week, former Bush Treasury Department official Karen Kirksey launched a super PAC that will support former Vice President Joe Biden for president, the groups’ name is 43 Alumni For Biden.
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