The New York Times had reported over the weekend that former President George W. Bush had revealed that he wouldn’t be supporting or voting for current President Donald Trump in the 2020 election.
According to a spokesman for the former president, however, that report from the Times was “completely made up,” Fox News reported.
In an emailed statement to a local newspaper, the Texas Tribune, Bush spokesman Freddy Ford said of the Times article, “This is completely made up,” and added of his boss, “He is retired from presidential politics and has not indicated how he will vote.”
The Times had sought to make hay out of the fact that major establishment figures commonly viewed as being on the Republican side were withholding their support for President Trump’s re-election, such as former Defense Secretary James Mattis, Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT), and former Secretary of State Colin Powell.
But while it was no secret that Bush is no fan of Trump and didn’t vote for him in 2016, it appears the Times went too far in presuming to speak with authority on what the ex-president’s voting intentions were this time around.
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