If there is one thing we know about Jeb Bush, it’s that he’s no fan of Trump.
The former presidential candidate said during the annual SALT hedge fund conference in Las Vegas, that he knew it would be “chaos” if Trump made it to the White House and told him to stop tweeting because it’s revealing too much to enemies.
“When I ran for office, I said he is a chaos candidate and would be a chaos president. Unfortunately, so far chaos organizes the presidency right now.”
While speaking at the conference, Bush also said that Trump’s administration seems to be ‘living in the tyranny of the moment,’ rather than ‘executing on a clear agenda.’
To return equilibrium to the White House, which has been rocked by controversy and upheaval since the Trump administration began, Bush had two simple words of advice for President Trump: ‘Stop tweeting.’
While he admitted that one of the benefits of Trump tweeting is that he can get his message across to the American people without needing a news media filter, Bush said that Trump’s seemingly unfiltered tweets give ‘our enemies all sorts of nuances and insights.’
‘There are lots of reasons why you wouldn’t want to send out signals to our adversaries,’ Bush said, according to The Street.
Is he just ignoring the fact that Hillary had one of the worst track records of giving information away or allowing it to be vulnerable for hackers? At least Trump didn’t tweet out the nuclear response time.
Bush didn’t place all the blame on Trump though (how sweet of him…)
“I’ve never seen a White House as leaky as this one. People should be fired if they’re disloyal to the president of the United States and leaking.”
When asked about the recent appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel on the Russia investigation after Comey’s firing, Bush said that it was a necessary move and was actually a “good thing” for Trump and his administration.
“This will take all the swirling controversies off of the headlines and he [President Trump] can go about doing the business of the agenda that he was elected to do.
“Director Mueller is a great patriot he will follow the facts. He will do it quietly, it won’t be leaked and the White house can get back to the business of having an agenda to work with Congress on if he could just stop tweeting.”
There was also talk about healthcare reform, something Bush was skeptical about.
Obama’s White House adviser Valerie Jarrett was also on stage with Bush and criticized the fact that the health care reform bill was being worked on by an all-male group in the Senate.
Bush chimed in, saying that he’s learned from experience that diverse input can help people avoid “really stupid mistakes.”
He added: “When you have 10 overage white guys looking at things, there’s better than a 50/50 chance it’s going to be a screw-up.”
Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t Bush an overaged white guy? By his logic, why was he even running for president? He would have screwed things up apparently.
Bush ended by praising Trump for making some “really good appointments,” in particular, Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch.
He also gave his predictions for the 2020 presidential election. He believes former Vice President Joe Biden would win the Democratic party’s nomination. (Lord help us if that happens!)
When he was asked if Republicans would go with Trump again or try running someone new, he said, “It’s hard to tell. It’s too early.”
Really, all we hear is a lot of Trump bashing from a washed-up has-been. What do you think?