According to CNN, former vice president and Iraq war enthusiast Dick Cheney has announce that he will be supporting the presumptive GOP nominee, Donald Trump.
Cheney told CNN’s Jamie Gangel that he has always supported the GOP nominee and will do the same this year.
The announcement makes Cheney one of the few Republican Party elders to announce their support of Trump and comes a day after House Speaker Paul Ryan told CNN he is “just not ready” to back Trump.
The announcement comes on the heels of former President George W. Bush saying this week that he will skip this summer’s GOP convention where Trump will be formally nominated. Former President George H.W. Bush, John McCain and Mitt Romney have all echoed W’s statement.
CNN's Jamie Gangel reports former Vice Pres. Cheney will support Trump, says he has always supported GOP nominee and will do so this year
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Sen. Lindsey Graham also said he would sit out this election because he can’t bring himself to vote for either Trump or Hillary Clinton, but added that he was a “little bit” surprised when he found out about Cheney’s intentions.
“Dick Cheney’s a great man. We see the world a lot alike when it comes to foreign policy. I can understand when people want to support the nominee of the Republican Party. I would like to be able to do that, but I just can’t,” Graham said. “Maybe I’m the outlier here. Probably am. There’ll be Democrats who can’t support Hillary Clinton, and you know some of them will hold their nose and vote for her. Some of them will do it enthusiastically.”
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