George W Bush Spox Dismisses Report Former POTUS Will Not Support Trump in 2020

As a series of former high ranking government officials are declaring their opposition to President Donald Trump, a spokesperson for former President George W. Bush is denying a report that said he would not vote for Trump. 

The New York Times reported on Saturday that several Republicans, including Bush, Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), and former Secretary of State Colin Powell, would not support Trump.

However, Freddy Ford, a spokesperson for Bush, told the Texas Tribune, “This is completely made up.”

He added, “He is retired from presidential politics and has not indicated how he will vote.”

While Bush’s spokesman denied that the former president had decided not to support Trump, Powell told CNN’s “State of the Union” that he will vote for the Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. 

“I certainly cannot, in any way, support President Trump this year,” Powell said.

He continued, “I’m very close to Joe Biden in a social matter and in a political matter. I’ve worked with him for 35, 40 years. And he is now the candidate, and I will be voting for him.”

Romney refused to comment on whether or not he will support Trump. Speaking to reporters, he said, “I’m not going to be describing who I’ll be voting for.”

The Times report which implied that Republicans might start to defect from Trump comes amid criticism over the federal government’s handling of protesters who had gathered in Lafayette Square and Trump’s threat to deploy the U.S. Military to cities to help quell violent demonstrations. 

Last week, several former high ranking military officials spoke out to condemn Trump for suggesting he would deploy the military domestically, as IJR reported.

Former Defense Secretary James Mattis broke his silence and blasted Trump in a statement. He wrote, “Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people—does not even pretend to try. Instead, he tries to divide us.”

“He must reject and hold accountable those in office who would make a mockery of our Constitution. At the same time, we must remember Lincoln’s ‘better angels,’ and listen to them, as we work to unite,” he added.

After Mattis’ statement, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said the statement was “true and honest and necessary and overdue.”

She added, “When I saw Gen. Mattis’ comments yesterday I felt like perhaps we’re getting to the point where we can be more honest with the concerns we might hold internally and have the courage of our convictions and speak up.”

Murkowski also indicated that she was struggling to decide whether or not she will support Trump in the general election. She said, “I am struggling with it. I have struggled with it for a long time.”

Responses

  1. I thought Bush was a Democrat? He sure acts like one. He can’t put sentences together, misspeaks many times and opened the borders to Illegal Aliens.

  2. Maybe Murkowski should struggle with the idea ‘she’ may not get re-elected. Romney, doesn’t matter, a fence sitter! Jumps to the side that benefits him at the time! Mattis was a surprise, but I wonder if there is something else that is underlying in those comments from him and other former Military!

  3. George jr is a RINO, of course he isnt voting for a President that has done more in a 10p days than he did during his time in the WH.

    1. Read the article again, Art.
      He said he didn’t say that.
      Not taking up for him, but read the article again.

  4. So what are these Repubs doing, shooting themselves in the ass. How in the world is a Repub going to vote for Alzheimer Joe, they must be suicidal or demented as Joe is. They have 4 months to say all the crap they feel like against Trump and then when they actually vote are going to vote & pull a lever for Joe or sit on their hands?? Im not buying it, the wacko media may try to sell it,but except for Rumdumb Romney, I cant see Dubya voting Dem unless hes got dementia too??

  5. Coward dump is riding Obama’s coattails, 8 years of push, push into Georgie Bush, almost bankrupt the country, dumping will bankrupt America. !!! How little we remember, how much we forget.

      1. Peggy, Rock is correct. 45 was handed the economy on a golden platter back in 2017.
        In 2009 unemployment was 10.5%. When 45 took office in 2017 it was 4.7%. The stock market was at 7,300 in 2009 and at 19,827 when 45 took office. Peggy, drinking the koolaid has seriously affected your memory! But it probably helps you sleep.

        1. And I will say the same to you. Keep thinking that if it helps you sleep at night,
          By they way, I don’t rely on just memory. I actually do my homework. And I watch, read and listen to ALL THE NEWS MEDIA. And check with ALL SOURCES OF INFORMATION. Not just the left leaning. Oh, and Google is not reliable any more.

          1. The facts/data I presented are indisputable. Peggy, you can have your own opinion but you can’t have your own facts. Since WWII the United States economy has fared much better under Democrat administrations than Republican.
            The Recession of 1953: Dwight D. Eisenhower
            The Recession of 1958: Dwight D. Eisenhower
            The Recession of 1960–1961: Dwight D. Eisenhower
            The Recession of 1969–1970: Richard Nixon
            The Recession of 1973–75: Richard Nixon (Began in Nov. 1973, Ford took over in August of 1974)
            The 1981–82 Recession: Ronald Reagan
            Early 1990s recession in the United States: George H.W. Bush
            Early 2000s Recession: George W. Bush
            The Great Recession: George W. Bush (Began Dec. 2007, Obama took office Jan. 2009)

          2. This is a reply to Centrist since she apparently has not allowed a reply to her comment.
            The Democrats have started the recessions rolling and left the Republicans to clean up the mess.
            One Example.
            Bill Clinton said EVERYONE should own a home. He told the lending institutions the same. So by the time they figured out EVERYONE couldn’t make their payments, Billy Bob was long gone and left the mess for Bush.
            There is always a background to the conversation, dear.

    1. You mean Obama created all those manufacturing jobs? Didn’t he ask how Trump was going to do that? In fact he asked if Trump had a magic wand. So stop already, even you know what you wrote isn’t true…

  6. I was an admirer of General Mattis, but disappointed that he failed to state where President Trump departed from The Constitution, while lauding Lincoln who made radical departures from The Constitution are legend! Is it possible that the good general became so comfortable issuing orders, that he was better at being a General, than at being the good soldier that the president needed. Sour grapes, defines disappointment of outcome.

  7. “Completely made up” is often the same as “Not true yet.” Just about any and all real Republicans gag at the thought that Trump could be reelected and drive the country down for four more years.

    1. Where have you been cowering? Can only imagine how much greater this country would be if the liberal virus had not mysteriously invaded the world. But, Delbert(did your parents dislike you) miraculously it’s recovering. The only Republicans gagging are part of that big DC swamp.

      1. My mother only let my father give me that name on the condition she could call me by my middle name. It has always been my suspicion that they both loved me, no matter what they did. My dad was a world war/cold war Republican, and a businessman, and he believed in competence and character in men of government, and in the greatness of the American state and world project. He didn’t live into this century, but I’m confident that he would have deplored the grandiose, lying, cheating, sack of shit personality that has taken over our government, and the pussywhipped cowards in the Republican party that give him his way, no matter the cost to their country. He was also profoundly racially prejudiced, but I was not ever made aware of that until I was an adult and heard his ex-wife and second wife tell me stories. He was a real southern gentleman, the kind who doesn’t expose his children to base character faults like racism. Needless to say, I miss him.

        I also miss real Republicans.

        1. “the grandiose, lying, cheating, sack of shit personality that has taken over our government”
          Delbert

          Obama is no longer President and hasn’t been for 3 years.

      1. See above, the reply to Cheryl. And, if there were real Republicans running the party, the Senate, and the Presidency today, I might vote for some. But alas, those giants no longer walk the earth; only the little worms who have emerged from their graves, waving their little flags and wearing MAGA caps, trying to figure out whom to hate next.

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