Conservatives wish Jeb Bush would just go away.
The poster child for the Republican establishment was rejected by voters during the 2016 primary.
But now he’s back, and he’s making some strange comments about Donald Trump.
Bush gave an interview to a local Florida media outlet where he discussed Trump’s performance as President.
The failed 2016 candidate claimed Trump was a “distraction” and he should have backed off of his allegations that Obama wiretapped him.
“Former Florida governor and 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Sunday that President Trump is making life harder for himself.
“He should stop saying things that aren’t true, that are distractions from the task at hand,” Bush told WFOR’s Jim DeFede in an interview on Facing South Florida.
“He’s a distraction in and of himself,” he continued. “He’s got a lot of work to do, and some of these things — the wiretapping and all of this stuff — is a complete distraction that makes it harder to accomplish the things I know he wants to do.”
DeFede asked Bush whether Trump accusing former President Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower tarnished the office of the president, to which Bush replied, “A little bit.”
Bush is joining the left-wing chorus in stating Trump is wrong to claim he and his team were under surveillance.
But evidence has emerged indicating Trump officials were picked up in incidental collection.
In fact, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said he has seen the intelligence reports that show the incidental collection.
“House Intelligence Committee Chair Rep. Devin Nunes announced Wednesday that members of President Donald Trump’s transition team, including the President-elect, were “incidentally” surveilled by the intelligence community, additional names of the transition team were “unmasked,” and that the information was not obtained in relation to Russia.
Nunes recalled his recent confirmation that information on members of the Trump transition team had been incidentally collected by the intelligence community on numerous occasions. “Details about U.S. persons associated with the incoming administration, details with little or no apparent foreign intelligence value, were widely disseminated in intelligence community reporting.”
“Third, I have confirmed that additional names of Trump transition team members were unmasked,” said Nunes. When later asked by reporters if the President was also included in the incidental collection of information, Nunes replied, “Yes.” In response to another reporter, Nunes said “it’s possible” that Trump’s personal communication was collected.
Rep. Nunes later went on to say of “dozens” of reports he has seen thus far, “I have seen intelligence reports that clearly show that the President-elect and his team were, I guess, at least monitored and disseminated out in intelligence in what appears to be…intelligence reporting channels.” He added that he is, however, awaiting further information.”
It’s not surprising Jeb Bush would join a left-wing pile on of Trump.
He was the establishment’s handpicked candidate who was supposed to help wrestle control of the party away from the grassroots and hand it back to the pro-open borders, pro-globalist establishment.
But Trump ran on trashing Bush’s support for amnesty, foreign wars, and trade deals.
And he won the nomination by rejecting the Bush legacy.
So these strange comments by Bush – which aren’t backed up by facts – are not surprising.