Republican Voters Against TrumpÂ is lashing out against whatâ€™s filling the presidentâ€™s time during the COVID-19 pandemic and nationwide anti-racist protests: â€œHiding in a security bunker. Watching his shows. Afraid. Alone. Not a leader, not a president,â€ says the groupâ€™s new ad.
â€œItâ€™s time for a competent president,â€ the spot concludes. â€œLetâ€™s elect one.â€
In a strange election year twist, itâ€™s Republicans who oppose President Donald Trump who are regularly releasing new ads on social media. Republican Voters Against Trump and The Lincoln Project, co-founded by lawyer George Conway, husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, are putting outÂ anti-Trump videos, like the latest one above, that often go viral.
But itâ€™s not just organized Republican groups that arenâ€™t going to vote to keep their party in the White House. Some heavy hitters will likely also sit this one out.Â
The New York Times reported Saturday that former President George W. Bush wonâ€™t endorse â€” or vote for â€” Trump, though itâ€™s not clear whether heâ€™ll vote for Democrat Joe Biden, sources say.
In response to the report, a senior Bush aideÂ told NBC News that the former president hasnâ€™t indicated how he will vote.
Bushâ€™s brother Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida, isnâ€™t yet sure how heâ€™ll vote, according to the Times.
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) wonâ€™t vote for Trump, and may write in his wife Annâ€™s name. Cindy McCain, widow of the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), will likely vote for Biden, the Times reported.
None of them voted for Trump last time, but since he is the incumbent, the calculations are different this time.
Rep. Francis Rooney (R-Fla.), who served as Bushâ€™s ambassador to the Vatican, told the Times that he is considering voting for the likely Democratic nominee, Joe Biden, because Trump is â€œdriving us all crazy.â€
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