I gather Jeb Bush is still a little angry about being personally and politically destroyed during the 2016 election.
From the Yale Daily News:
“I’m not going to talk about the 2016 election,” Bush joked on Tuesday in a talk sponsored by The William F. Buckley, Jr. Program at Yale. “I’m still in therapy.”
But that didn’t stop him from taking shots at President Donald Trump, his opponent in the 2016 Republican presidential primary. At one point, Bush described the current president as “Republican in basically name only.” And earlier in his speech, Bush said that after the 2016 Republican primary in South Carolina, he returned home to children who “actually love me.” His comment was met with raucous laughter from the crowd, and several audience members interviewed after the event said they interpreted Bush’s comment as a jab at Trump.
Trump’s older sons responded this morning, Donald Trump Jr. putting quite an edge on it.
Jeb! I love everything about my father. I love that he’s a fighter, I love that he has guts, I love that he’s President (all those things you’re not)
Also love that he learned enough about politics in a few weeks to dismantle you piece by piece despite it being your life’s work https://t.co/4fcnA1AgAa
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) March 29, 2018
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) March 29, 2018
Notice Bush described Trump as a RINO. Which begs the question Jeb reads the newspapers.
I’m sure Bush is a pretty unhappy and perplexed man. Here in Washington, the expectation was so great that he was going to of course win the primaries and likely be president that a de facto administration-in-waiting had already formed, with people knowing who the top players would be.
Instead, they’re all rotting in think tanks, although a few managed to weasel their way into Trump’s good graces.