Former President of the United States George H.W. Bush is ditching his party’s presidential nominee to vote for the wife of his successor, Hillary Clinton.
The news was broke to the general public via Facebook by Robert F. Kennedy’s daughter, Kathleen Hartington Kennedy Townsend.
The former Maryland lieutenant governor, Kathleen, posted a picture of her shaking hands with the former president, captioned “The President told me he’s voting for Hillary!!”
George Bush Snr, 92, kept silent about his choice for the white house until now. Many people speculated about his dislike for his party’s nominee because of the dirty battle Trump had with his son during the primaries.
He and former First Lady Barbara Bush have stayed out of the political scene since Jeb unsuccessfully bid for the nomination.
The Bush family including George Bush Jnr distanced themselves from this years Republican National Convention in Cleveland where Donald Trump accepted the nomination.
Jim McGrath, a spokesman for the Republican Party elder said:
“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.”
The former CIA director and his family joins a huge list of prominent Republican officials that have announced their support for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump.
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell through a series of leaked emails described Donald Trump as a ”national disgrace” and ”international pariah”.
Brent Scowcroft, a former national security adviser and former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez have also publicly announced their support for Hillary Clinton.