by Jenn Carter
Former failed presidential candidate Jeb Bush believes that a Republican should challenge President Donald Trump in 2020.
“It’s hard to beat a sitting President, but to have a conversation about what it is to be a conservative, I think it’s important,” Bush said in an interview with CNN contributor David Axelrod.
“I think someone should run. Just because Republicans ought to be given a choice,” he said. “To have a conversation about what it is to be a conservative I think is important…And our country needs to have competing ideologies that people — that are dynamic, that focus on the world we’re in and the world we’re moving towards rather than revert back to a nostalgic time.”
But Bush acknowledged it would be difficult for anyone to defeat Trump because “he has a strong, loyal base.”
Axelrod teased the quote ahead of his interview with Bush that will be aired on Saturday night.
Bush spent $150 million in his attempt to win the 2016 Republican presidential primary but was stomped by Trump, who ran as an insider challenging the Republican establishment.
Trump targeted Bush from the get-go, calling him “low energy” and blistering attacks on his immigration stances, ties to Hillary and his brother’s failed presidency, which Jeb was never able to counter effectively.
Perhaps the most pathetic moments in Jeb’s campaign were, first, when he stood on his tippy toes to appear much taller than Trump when the camera reached his spot:
And of course who can ever forget an impassioned Jeb (or at least he thought so) making a point to a hand-picked audience, only to leave them cold, at which point he uttered the now-infamous words that drowned his quest for the Oval Office in a lake of soy milk: “PLEASE CLAP!”
Does he really want Twitter to recount his worst-hits from 2015-16? Oh…too late…they already are!