Jeb Bush Wants Trump to Face Primary Challenge
Bush revealed how he felt while taping an episode of CNN's "The Axe Files," a podcast hosted by former Obama advisor and political strategist David Axelrod. (The Daily Caller)
“I think someone should run just because Republicans ought to be given a choice,” Bush said. “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.”
Although Bush was an early favorite to win the GOP nomination in 2016, he dropped out of the contest early after losing in South Carolina.
.@JebBush: Republican should challenge @realDonaldTrump in ‘20.— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) March 15, 2019
“I think someone should run just because Republicans ought to be given a choice... 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.” pic.twitter.com/ExITI44xM0
Axelrod continued tweeting that the interview with Bush had proven to be “incredibly candid on all fronts” in terms of the former governor’s opinions on the current president, his policies and the Republican Party.
.@JebBush was incredibly candid on all fronts in this #AxeFiles conversation—about his own successes and failures; his brother and family; and his views of where his party and the country are today. Please join us, at 7 pm ET on Saturday on @CNN!— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) March 15, 2019
Bush reportedly also suggested that Maryland Republican Gov. Larry Hogan might be the person to take up the nomination challenge. Bush spoke at Hogan’s Inauguration Day ceremonies and he told CNN that he “kind of got a sense that maybe this was an opening” for Hogan to consider a presidential campaign.