Politics

Jeb Bush Refuses To Support Donald Trump For President

| by Michael Allen
Jeb Bush speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action ConferenceJeb Bush speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference

Former Republican Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida, who pulled out of the presidential race months ago, announced on May 6 that he was not going to support GOP candidate Donald Trump, who appears very likely to be the party's nominee.

Bush, often ridiculed by Trump for having low energy, made his announcement on Facebook where he cited the "tremendous anger" of voters.

Bush said that Trump "successfully tapped into the deep sense of anger and frustration so many Americans around the country rightfully feel today."

Bush added that the president requires "great fortitude and humility and the temperament and strong character to deal with the unexpected challenges that will inevitably impact our nation in the next four years."

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After laying out his target on his terms, Bush dropped the bomb: "Donald Trump has not demonstrated that temperament or strength of character. He has not displayed a respect for the Constitution. And, he is not a consistent conservative. These are all reasons why I cannot support his candidacy."

Bush went on to slam the Democratic presidential front-runner.

"Hillary Clinton has proven to be an untrustworthy liberal politician who, if elected, would present a third term of the disastrous foreign and economic policy agenda of Barack Obama," Bush wrote.

According to CNN in January, the economy added 5.7 million jobs under President George W. Bush, but added 9.3 million jobs under the economic policy of Obama.

US News reported in February that "Obamacare has covered 17.6 million people, the largest reduction in decades" despite 19 states, mostly GOP-controlled, refusing to expand Medicaid to their poorest residents.

Many Americans and politicians have complained about the cost of their premiums, which are set by the heath insurance industry, and have blamed Obamacare instead.

Obama's "disastrous" foreign policy has included ending President Bush's War in Iraq, banning torture tactics by the CIA under the Bush administration and killing Osama Bin Laden, who eluded President Bush for eight years.

Clinton's "liberal" record includes supporting President Bush's invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, advocating a no-fly zone over Syria and possibly sending U.S. ground troops to Syria to fight ISIS.

Sources: CNN, Jeb Bush/Facebook, US News / Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons

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