Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush opened up about his daughter Noelle’s addiction and recounted the story of how he became friends with a Boston woman whose son died of an overdose.
“I don’t know what it’s like to lose a daughter, but I almost did,” Bush told the Huffington Post.
BUSH: Someone sent me an email that ripped in to me. She was very upset because she thinks I’m for an open border. She said, “My son died of an overdose.” So, I called her. I said, “You’re wrong.” She said, “No, I’m not,” basically, “fuck you!” I called her and I said “I want to see you.” So one of my trips I did a fundraiser in Boston. She lived in a northern Boston suburb, and I went to see her, and we prayed about it. I hugged her, and I told her that my heart goes out to her and that she ought make a positive contribution about the son she clearly hasn’t let go. To maybe inspire her to work with a larger group of people in Massachusetts to do the same thing, and we’re friends. There is a shared bond in this, people that go through this. I mean, I don’t know what it’s like to lose a daughter, but I almost did.