This election season has been one of the most contentious in recent history. It has pitted Republican against Republican in a way we haven’t seen in decades. Now we have news of yet another example.
Syndicated radio host Rush Limbaugh announced who former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush voted for. You may not be pleased.
Limbaugh announced on Tuesday that both the former president and first lady voted for Hillary Clinton. If true, this marks a significant change on the part of the Bush family. The Washington Examiner reported that both George W. Bush and his father, President George H.W. Bush both announced in May that they did “not plan to participate in or comment on the presidential campaign.”
The Bush family held true to that vow until now, choosing not to attend or speak at the Republican National Convention this past summer or to campaign for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
The Washington Examiner states that, “Limbaugh ascribed the purported vote partly to the acrimonious primary campaign that saw Donald Trump defeat Bush’s younger brother, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, but also to what he said was a ‘club’ mentality.” Not surprisingly, Trump is not a member of that particular club.
“I submit to you that if you’re in the club, and by the club I mean the establishment, if you are among the few elites in Washington and New York that actually, for lack of a better term, run the country, you’re going to hang together with other club members,” Limbaugh said.
Limbaugh went on to say that although Clinton is a Democrat, she’s not seen that way. She is viewed as a member of the club.
“Members of the club…they’re going to hang together to preserve the existence of the club and its exclusivity,” he said.
Limbaugh’s words echo those we have heard throughout both the primary and general election season from the Trump campaign. Although a wealthy and powerful New Yorker, Trump has positioned himself in this election as an outsider ready to fight the establishment.
A Bush family spokesman said the they didn’t vote for president, however.
h/t: The Hill