Jeb Bush's Mom Doesn't Think He Should Run For Prez; Jeb Strikes Back
Former First Lady Barbara Bush is no stranger to speaking her mind, and when it comes to rumors that her second son, Jeb, might run for president, she's not afraid to make her opinion public. She just straight up doesn't think he should do it.
It's not the first time she's made such remarks, but this time Jeb struck back. He subtweeted his own mother!
Speaking on C-SPAN, Mrs. Bush said that there should be more families than just the Kennedys, Clintons and Bushes churning out presidents, and instead urged her own family to serve the public in other ways than public office.
"There are a lot of ways to serve and being president is not the only one," she said. "I would hope that someone else would run, although there is no question in my mind that Jeb is the best qualified person to run for president."
"But I hope he won't," she added, "because I think he'll get all of my enemies, all his brothers, all... and there are other families."
Here's the clip in full:
Jeb Bush himself apparently caught wind of the remarks and tweeted this last night:
What date is Mother's Day this year? Asking for a friend.
— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) January 17, 2014
This isn't the first time Mrs. Bush has made such remarks. In an interview with the Today show back in April, she took the same track, stating, "There are other people out there that are very qualified, and we've had enough Bushes."
For the record, Mother's Day this year is on May 11th.
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