Jeb Bush: Barack Obama Is Too 'Fancy'

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Jeb Bush: Barack Obama Is Too 'Fancy'

Presidential candidate says POTUS should dumb it down.

Published July 11, 2015

Jeb Bush pulled a page from his brother's playbook last week, when he declared that the Democratic establishment — Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Secretary of State John Kerry — use too many big words when talking about foreign policy.

He also said Americans need to work longer hours to get out of our collective "rut."

Commenting on President Obama's foreign policy, Bush says, "You don’t have to be the world’s policeman, but we have to be the world’s leader — and there’s a huge difference. This guy, this president and Secretary Clinton and Secretary Kerry, when someone disagrees with their nuanced approach — where it’s all kind of so sophisticated it makes no sense, you know what I’m saying? Big-syllable words and lots of fancy conferences and meetings — but we’re not leading, that creates chaos, it creates a more dangerous world."


So, just to put it into plain English: big words are a national security threat.

Bush also had a few things to say about the economy, and his plan for improving it. “My aspirations for the country, and I believe we can achieve it, is for 4 percent growth as far as the eye can see,” Bush said. “Which means we have to be a lot more productive. Workforce participation has to rise from its all-time modern lows. It means that people need to work longer hours and through their productivity gain more income for their families. That’s the only way we are going to get out of this rut that we’re in.” 

Rewind! Watch the POTUS's alter-ego go off at the White House Correspondents' Dinner in the exclusive video below.

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Written by Evelyn Diaz


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