Jeb Bush says he won’t vote for Donald Trump

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In this Feb. 6 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump shakes hands with then-fellow presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush as Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Republican presidential candidate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich , in Manchester, N.H. | AP photo

Former Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says he won’t vote for Donald Trump this November — and won’t cast his ballot for Hillary Clinton, either.

Bush says on Facebook that Trump has not demonstrated the temperament or strength of character needed to serve as president. Of Clinton, he says the former secretary of state is untrustworthy.

He adds that he’s not optimistic either candidate will put the country on a better course. He says he plans to “support principled conservatives at the state and federal levels” this fall.

The former two-term governor of Florida was an early front-runner for the Republican nomination, raising staggering sums of money to support his bid.

But he never caught on with voters in the same way as Trump, who often mocked the brother and son of former presidents as “low energy.”


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