Jeb Bush Opens Up After Trump Election: ‘He Should Stop Saying Things That Aren’t True’

Former Florida governor and presidential candidate Jeb Bush opened up about Donald Trump last week, sitting for an extensive interview with local Florida journalist Jim DeFede. The interview was filmed on the program Facing South Florida before it became clear that the Republican Obamacare replacement would fail.

In a wide ranging discussion, Bush offered a mix of resignation and advice for the 45th President.

“He hasn’t shifted to being president in the way people are used to,” noted Bush. “He should stop saying things that aren’t true that are distractions from the task at hand.”

When DeFede asked whether Trump’s constant broadsides against his predecessor “diminished” his office, Bush said yes.

“When you’re the president, your words have consequences,” said the former Florida governor.

For Bush, the last 18 months have been an exercise in humility. During the Republican primary, Trump famously swept the GOP scion away, branding him as establishment and “low energy.” In the campaign, Bush said Trump needed therapy then memorably told the businessman during a debate that he could not “insult his way to the presidency”

As we now know — that last point was false.

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