Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush praised President Trump for his advances in deregulating the economy, but wasn’t as praiseworthy about the president’s comments about Haiti and other controversial statements he’s made.
Here’s the video of Jeb Bush’s comments:
Jeb reluctantly admits Trump is the leader of the GOP
Bush was asked who the leader of the Republican party was, and he hesitated before admitting it had to be Trump. He was asked to explain his hesitation.
“He’s not, he doesn’t represent,” Bush said, “I don’t think he’s a traditional conservative. And I think ultimately no matter what the outcome is of 2018, we need to start believing in our core values and principles again.”
Jeb says Trump’s comments were racist
“When you call Haiti, whether it’s an s-house or an s-hole, I mean it really doesn’t matter,” he explained, “you disparage a lot of people that love this country that are here making a contribution, making a difference.”
“Why? Why do you do that?” he asked.
“It’s very frustrating, and it is racist to say what he – he may not be a racist, but the comments were racist,” Bush continued. “And at some point you gotta call him out on it.”
“You’re preying on people’s fears and angst that the country is changing,” he said. “People that don’t interact with folks that come from other countries that are as American as they are.”
Trump’s border wall
“We’re not going to build a wall,” Bush said. “Mexico’s not going to pay for it. We have 11 million people who aren’t going to be deported.”
“I mean the notion that somehow you’re going to round up people, separate them from their families, that’s the dirty little secret that people won’t admit because the minute,” he continued, “as I just did, you put it on video, you get creamed on Twitter, and the haters come out in droves.”
Prediction for the midterms
Bush offered his prediction for the midterms, saying, “If the election is nationalized, and it’s not about the economy, we’ll lose. If it’s about the economy and it’s driven by state, or district interests, incumbents can do well.”
Will he return to politics?
Bush said that he wasn’t interested in running for office again, explaining that his views about values and principles were considered “heretic,” and that he wouldn’t run until that changes.