Timed with the opening of George W. Bush‘s presidential library, Matt Lauer sat down with former first ladies Barbara Bush and Laura Bush (as well as Laura Bush’s daughters Jenna and Barbara) on Today. In a wide-ranging interview, Lauer eventually arrived at the inevitable 2016 question, asking the family their sentiments about Jeb Bush‘s potential presidential bid. Barbara Bush was bluntly opposed.
“He’s by far the best qualified man, but no,” the former first lady told Lauer. “I really don’t. I think it’s a great country. There are a lot of great families, and it’s not just four families or whatever. There are other people out there that are very qualified. We’ve had enough Bushes.”
Asked whether she’s expressed that to him, she quipped, “To everybody.”
“He’s the most qualified, but I don’t think he’ll run,” she added. “He’ll get all our enemies, half of our friends.”
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