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Donald Trump Says 'It's Sad' That George W. Bush Didn't Vote For Him

Bush reportedly left the presidential section of his ballot blank.

09/11/2016 8:10 AM IST | Updated 09/11/2016 8:10 AM IST
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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said in a radio interview on Tuesday that he thought it was “sad” that former President George W. Bush chose not to vote for him.

“I think it’s sad, you know, when I see George Bush do that,” Trump told host Howie Carr. “Look, I was very critical of him for getting us into Iraq, which was obviously a horrible decision. And getting out the way Obama got us out was a horrible way to get out too — the combination.”

But Trump didn’t seem too worried about losing a couple of votes.

“I don’t think it has any impact, frankly,” he told Carr. “I think it has no impact.”

The former president and his wife, Laura Bush, left the presidential candidate section of their ballots blank, only voting for Republicans in down-ballot races, according to CNN.

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh falsely reported Tuesday that the Bushes voted for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. However, a spokesman for Bush said Limbaugh was incorrect.

Rush Limbaugh is wrong and needs to apologize to his listeners,” Bush communications director Freddy Ford told The Hill. “President and Mrs. Bush voted two weeks ago (not today) and did not vote for Hillary Clinton.”

Limbaugh issued a correction on his website Tuesday.

Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.

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