Can you say "RINO Alert"?
We're all familiar with RINO Romney, and now we add George W. Bush and Colin Powell to the list.
Both men came out this week with public remarks saying they will refuse to support President Trump in his re-election bid.
Take a look, watch the comments here:
Colin Powell on Sunday said he will be voting for Joe Biden for president. "I am very close to Joe Biden...I worked with him for 35-40 years. And I will be voting for him," Powell said in an interview on CNN's "State of The Union." Powell spoke harshly about President Donald Trump, calling him a liar, and saying he was "drifting away" from the constitution. Powell was the secretary of state under President George W. Bush and also the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Powell said he didn't vote for Trump in 2016.
And G.W. Bush:
Fox News has more on Bush 43:
Former President George W. Bush and Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, are reportedly not expected to support the reelection of President Trump -- two high profile GOP figures who are believed to be avoiding backing the Republican president in November.
The New York Times, citing “people familiar with their thinking”, reported that Bush won’t support Trump’s reelection, and former Trump 2016 rival Jeb Bush isn’t sure how he will vote. Meanwhile, Romney will not vote for Trump, and is considering once again writing in his wife, Ann, or casting another ballot, the Times reported.
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Trump has been a vocal critic of both Bush and Romney for years and has regularly feuded with Romney. Trump criticized Bush earlier this year for being "nowhere to be found" during his impeachment trial, although he had himself backed calls for Bush’s impeachment.
Meanwhile, Romney was the only Republican senator who voted to impeach Trump on one of the two articles of impeachment -- abuse of power. Romney has criticized Trump on a number of occasions in recent years.
A sign of how low the relations between Trump and Romney are came earlier this year when Trump was informed that Romney was in self-isolation because of possible exposure to the coronavirus.
“Gee, that’s too bad, Trump said, although he denied moments later he was being sarcastic.
Many longtime Republican officials distanced themselves from Trump during his 2016 campaign and while some have made their peace with the president, others have kept their distance. Now, with reelection approaching, it appears that many of those same Republicans are unlikely to change their minds -- even though Trump is the incumbent.