Over the weekend, Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) received a significant amount of backlash after arguing Republicans should be more critical of the Trump administration due to “outrageous” reports of Russian meddling.
On Saturday, Bush argued in a speech at the OZY Fest in New York that Republicans should not be prejudice in their judgements of Trump.
“If your opponent does things that you, your head explodes on — if Barack Obama did something as it’s related to Russia, you say ‘this is outrageous,’ all this stuff, then when your guy does the same thing, have the same passion to be critical,” Bush announced.
Though Bush was critical of fellow Republicans, he was cheered by the crowd.
“The idea that you shout profanities at one another and expect the other guy or gal to respond like, ‘That’s so nice of you, to call me a name,’ this is horrible,” Bush added.
Furthermore, Bush claimed that Trump is not a real Republican.
“To all the Democrats in the crowd: I just want to remind you that [Trump is] not really affiliated with the [Republican] Party, just to be clear,” Bush exclaimed. “He’s Trump.”
However, Trump supporters fired back at Bush as a result of his remarks.
“All you need to know … Jeb definitely voted for Hillary,” replied Harlan Hill, a political consultant who sits on Trump’s advisory board.
Monica Showalter wrote an piece for the American Thinker, in which she contended that Bush is “still holding grudges” as a result of losing the Republican primary in 2016.
“Still holding grudges from the heat of the campaign, Jeb?” stated Showalter. “Enough to carry them over nine months after being soundly rejected by the voters as Trump sailed to victory? What I think is going on here is Jeb lacks the wit to give as good as he gets and now seeks to make his inability to respond to the slings and arrows of campaigning as a virtue, proof of his own worthiness for the presidency. Sorry Jeb, not working.”
First reported by The Blaze.