Jeb Bush says Republicans need to unite


In a radio interview on Sunday, former Florida governor Jeb Bush called out his fellow Republicans for not coming together and working to achieve a common goal under the leadership of President Trump.

“And that’s where you see the struggles in Washington right now. The healthcare debacle is a good example of that,” he said, adding that more is needed from Trump.

“We haven’t come up with a compelling, unifying agenda that can replace that,” Bush told radio host John Catsimatidis on AM 970 in New York.

“Presidential leadership would be helpful here. There’s a lot that could be done that I think has broad-based support,” he said. “If he could focus on these positive things, our brand then could be solidified, I think.”

Bush has been an outspoken critic of President Trump since he unsuccessfully battled with him for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, refusing to give the businessman his official endorsement when he became the presidential nominee last summer.

However, on Sunday, Bush did applaud Trump’s first moves to slash federal regulations and praised his intentions to overhaul the country’s infrastructure.

Bush noted that Republicans still seem to be functioning as an opposition party, despite having control of the White House and a majority in Congress.

“Being against what the other guys are for is not a sustainable political position,” said Bush. “It can work in the short term, as we’ve seen, but in the long term, people want to see results.”

H/T: The Hill

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