Laura Bush On Whether She’s Voting For Trump: ‘Don’t Ask’

Former first lady Laura Bush offered a curt response Thursday when asked if she would vote for Republican frontrunner Donald Trump.

“Susan, I’m not going to answer,” Bush said after USA Today’s Susan Page asked if she would back the billionaire real estate mogul if he becomes the party’s nominee. “Don’t ask that.”

“We got off the sidelines for Jeb. He was our candidate,” she said.

Bush hasn’t publicly backed another Republican since her brother-in-law, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, left the race in February.

Page pressed her on whether she feels compelled to get off the sidelines again to oppose a candidate who said Islam hates America and proposed a ban on Muslim immigration.

“This is what I want Americans to remember, our real values. One of the reasons we’re a country is because we believe in freedom of religion,” Bush responded.

She also said the country has “become sort of isolationist and xenophobic” at other times in our history, according to The Hill.

Watch the full interview via USA Today:

h/t The Hill

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