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Report that Bush won't support Trump reelection 'completely made up,' spokesman says

George W. Bush’s spokesman said Monday that The New York Times report that the former president won’t support President TrumpDonald TrumpGiuliani used provisional ballot to vote in 2020 election, same method he disparaged in fighting to overturn results Trump gets lowest job approval rating in final days as president Fox News' DC managing editor Bill Sammon to retire MORE’s reelection was “completely made up.”

Spokesman Freddy Ford told The Texas Tribune that the Times’s report, which cited people familiar with Bush’s thinking, was false, but that Bush will avoid speaking publicly on his 2020 presidential vote. 

"This is completely made up," Ford said. "He is retired from presidential politics and has not indicated how he will vote."

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The Times report also said Bush’s brother, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), who was one of Trump's 2016 primary rivals, is unsure of how he will vote in the upcoming presidential election.  

Ford had told the Times that the former president would not get involved in the elections and would only speak out on policy issues like he did last week when he said during massive protests against police brutality the U.S. must “examine our tragic failures.”

Both Bush brothers, as well as their parents, former President George H.W. Bush and first lady Barbara Bush, said in 2016 that they weren't voting for Trump.

Trump had endorsed Jeb Bush’s son George P. Bush in his reelection for Texas Land Commissioner in 2018. George P. Bush did not endorse his father’s 2016 presidential run before the former Florida governor dropped out of the race. 

The Saturday Times article reported that several Republican leaders are struggling with whether to endorse Trump’s second term or throw their support behind presumptive Democratic nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden. 

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Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyBiden's minimum wage push faces uphill battle with GOP GOP senators wrestle with purging Trump from party Impeachment trial tests Trump's grip on Senate GOP MORE (Utah), the 2012 GOP presidential nominee and one of Trump's chief Republican critics, told The Atlantic in February he would not be supporting the president's reelection.

Cindy McCain, the widow of former Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainWhat to watch for in Biden Defense pick's confirmation hearing The best way to handle veterans, active-duty military that participated in Capitol riot Cindy McCain on possible GOP censure: 'I think I'm going to make T-shirts' MORE (R-Ariz.) is likely to back Biden, although it’s unclear how public she will make her decision, according to the Times. 

Former Secretary of State Colin PowellColin Luther PowellThe challenge of Biden's first days: staying focused and on message Colin Powell: 'I can no longer call myself a fellow Republican' Colin Powell: I wish Trump would 'do what Nixon did' and step down MORE, who served under Bush, announced on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday that he was backing Biden.