Jeb Bush calls Donald Trump ‘deeply troubling’

Jeb Bush campaigning in Iowa in 2016. (George Bennett/The Palm Beach Post)

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, the first establishment Republican casualty in Donald Trump‘s rise to the presidency, took some shots at President Trump  and the celebrification of American politics on Saturday at OzyFest in New York City.

Bush also accused some of his fellow Republicans of being inconsistent on Russia.

“If Barack Obama did something as it related to Russia and you get, you say this is outrageous, all this stuff, then when your guy does the same thing, have the same passion to be critical,” according to a video clip posted on Twitter by Business Insider politics reporter Maxwell Tani.

Bush told Trump’s Democratic critics that Trump isn’t a true Republican.

“He’s not really affiliated with the party, just to be clear. He’s Trump,” Bush said, according to an Associated Press account.

“We may have really talented people that are really good on TV being our leaders for a while until we sort things out…Ideas and policy really matter. It’s not just about personality,” said Bush.

While critical of the president, Bush said he wants Trump to be successful.

“I find him deeply troubling in a lot of ways. But I pray for him every night. And I pray for our country every night,” Bush said. “I care about my grandkids.”

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