Claiming they must do it to win, Jeb Bush advises Republicans to separate from Donald Trump.
When Jeb Bush advises Republicans on how to win, I wonder if, once again, he is going to ask us to “please clap.”
I understand why one might worry about Trump’s rhetoric and the next elections. But Bush never shows any humility about his devastating loss in the 2016 primaries. Nor does he ever acknowledge how entirely wrong the polls were before. He gives us nothing but the same advice that he gave in 2015 and 2016 and gives it for the same reasons. Yet the only difference between then and now is that Donald Trump has in fact delivered on Conservative promises with conservative victories.
USA Today reports, “Jeb Bush warns Trump’s character may drag down GOP in 2018 elections.”
Bush, an early front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination who tangled with Trump during the 2016 campaign, praised Trump’s moves to roll back business regulations and sign into law a $1.5 trillion tax overhaul that slashes rates for corporations.
Despite support for those policies, Bush lambasted Trump’s erratic leadership style, obsession with Twitter and “racist” comments that could cost Republicans control of Congress in November if they can’t distance themselves from the former reality TV star.[…]
To prevent a Democratic wave this fall, as many polls predict, Bush said GOP candidates need to sell every example of companies giving out bonuses, increasing salaries and creating jobs in the U.S.
“Every business that announces a job increase, you can make a pretty compelling case that it’s tax reform and regulatory reform that was a catalyst to make that happen,” Bush said.
But Bush worried that Trump will not allow Republicans to steer clear of him because of “his incredible view that the world revolves around him.”
Bush railed against reports that the president referred to Haiti, El Salvador and African nations as “shithole” countries. He criticized Trump’s moves to isolate the U.S. from other global powers. And he decried the revolving door of staffers who have sullied the reputation of the White House on their way out the door.
“The character of the guy and the (turnover) and fighting, and just the constant chaos around his presidency that is self-inflicted has made it hard for him,” Bush said. “I want the president to succeed. I don’t think he will succeed if he continues on this path.”
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