Please clap for Jeb.
Former presidential candidate Jeb Bush spoke to a crowd at the annual SALT hedge fund conference in Las Vegas on Friday, prescribing remedies for the Trump White House and reminiscing on a time when he foresaw this chaotic presidency.
“When I ran for office, I said he [Trump] is a chaos candidate and would be a chaos president. Unfortunately, so far chaos organizes the presidency right now,” the former Florida governor said at the conference — which features speakers from the political, financial and sports realms.
The 64-year-old said that instead of carefully executing a “clear agenda,” Trump’s administration is “living in the tyranny of the moment,” according to CNN.
Bush suggested one simple fix for the Trump White House — less tweeting.
That was the former GOP candidate’s advice for Trump, 70, who takes to Twitter at all hours of the day — in messages often littered with typos and filled with discredited or blatantly false claims. The President’s inflammatory Twitter account has become his soapbox, much to the dismay of lawmakers on the Hill.
At the conference, Bush admitted that Twitter’s effectiveness is apparent in its ability to streamline the messaging process, but said tweetstorms give U.S. enemies inside knowledge of the commander-in-chief’s inner workings.
Bush added that the Trump team is undisciplined in its discourse with the press.
“I’ve never seen a White House as leaky as this one,” he said. “People should be fired if they’re disloyal to the President of the United States and leaking.”
Bush praised the administration’s selection of Neil Gorsuch as Supreme Court justice and noted that the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel on the Russia investigation may straighten out the new administration.
Further, Bush does not believe Trump will be able to push health care reform through Congress this year.
He lambasted the President and his team of “over-age white guys” authoring the health care bill, saying that more diverse input would prevent “stupid mistakes,” CNN notes.
Bush also predicted that former Vice President Joe Biden will be the Democratic candidate for president in 2020. This comes after Biden failed to rule out a run while speaking at the SALT conference on Thursday.