Jeb Bush: Obama Should Give My Brother George ‘A Little Tip Of The Hat’
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush suggested on Thursday to CBS This Morning‘s Charlie Rose that President Barack Obama should give his brother, former President George W. Bush, “a little tip of the hat” for his influence on Obama’s foreign policy.
Jeb Bush said of the current president’s foreign policy decisions: “I would argue in some ways, by reality seeping kind of into his life as the Commander-in-Chief, that a lot of it is modeled after [Bush] 43.”
“And it would be nice,” he added, “a little tip of the hat might be a nice thing. I think it would be helpful for him politically.”
Rose clarified, saying “So as a matter of courtesy, [Obama] ought to say, ‘I have built on, in using drones and other things I have done, what President Bush 43 did.”
“It would be helpful politically,” Bush reiterated.
“For example,” Bush continued, “when he was gracious at the unveiling of the [Bush couples’] portrait[s] — there’s no way not to be gracious in that setting — but it helps, just a small acknowledgment that the guy you replaced isn’t the source of every problem, and the excuse of why you’re not being successful. I think it would help him politically.”
Check out the clip below, via CBS:
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