Elections

Former Bush Aide Calls GOP An ‘Asylum,’ Voters Inmates

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Alex Pfeiffer White House Correspondent

A former aide on Jeb Bush’s failed presidential bid referred to Republican voters as “inmates” who have taken control of the “asylum,” in an interview released Monday.

Tim Miller is Bush’s former communications director and is currently an adviser to the anti-Trump group Our Principles PAC. He told Politico‘s Glenn Thrush that the Bush campaign had identified two main reasons why it wasn’t receiving support in the primary. “When we looked at our numbers, about three-quarters of the voters who did not support Jeb in the Republican primary [listed] their top reason was either 1) ‘dynasty’ or 2) ‘not angry enough,'” Miller said.

He added, “we were running the asylum for a while, and, like, the inmates have now taken over.”

In the interview Miller was adamant that the fight against Trump from conservatives will continue even if he wins the nomination.

He said that donors would be likely to support a “Fantasy Independent Candidate X.” Miller also said, “I think their money then moves towards the Senate and to the Save Paul Ryan campaign.”

Miller is a Republican and says he finds Hillary Clinton to be “loathsome.” Though despite this he says he would rather Clinton be president, the former Bush aide claims Trump is a “danger to the republic.”