The 2016 presidential election is finally winding down, and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s support amongst women is at an all-time low, and for good reason. He has been accused of a laundry list of offenses including rape, groping, and made lewd comments. Trump admitted as much when an audio recording from 2005 surfaced where he bragged about grabbing women “by the pus*y” and being able to get away with the act because he’s rich. Trump’s behavior has awakened women across the nation to stand against him, including former First Lady Laura Bush who spoke out about who she wants the next president to be.
Laura Bush was attending the “2016 Women in World Summit” when she made the following comments:
I want our next president — whoever he or she might be — to be somebody who is interested in women in Afghanistan and who will continue U.S. policies … that we continue to do what we’re committed to do as a country. That’s who I want — or the kind of people that will do that and will pay attention to our history, and know what’s happened before and know specifically how we can continue to do the good things that we do around the world.
Did the wife of the last Republican president specifically endorse Hillary Clinton? No, she did not. However, who else could Bush be supporting if her key issue is a president who has respect for women? Trump has shown he has none, and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has spent her career fighting for women’s issues.
Watch Bush’s full comment below: