George W. Bush on Jeb 2016: I’ve Been Pushing Him To Run [VIDEO]
Former President George W. Bush has been pushing his brother, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, to make a run at the White House in 2016.
Yes, I think he wants to be president. I think he’d be a great president,” the 43rd president made the comments in a Thursday interview with Brian Kilmeade on “Fox and Friends.”
“He understands what it’s like to be president, for not only the person running or serving, plus family. He’s seen his dad. He’s seen his brother. And so he’s a very thoughtful man and he’s weighing his options,” Bush added.
“I, of course, was pushing him to run for president. He, of course, was saying I haven’t made up my mind. And I truly don’t think he has. But — and plus, I don’t think he liked it that his older brother was pushing him,” he noted.
Jeb, the younger of the two brothers, has been mulling a presidential run and actively campaigning for Republicans nationwide with the midterms less than five weeks out.
The former president is the second high-profile Republican to say he wants Jeb to run. Earlier in the week, Speaker of the House John Boehner said he hopes the former Florida governor makes the dive into the presidential waters.
“He has a record of serious, big reforms,” said the speaker, who also thinks “he’s got a real shot” at winning.
Former President Bush was in Dallas for his fourth annual Warrior Open, a golf tournament for wounded warriors.
In honor of Bush 43’s golf tournament, here is one of his greatest moments: