I'm sure he didn't mean to do this, but Fox's Brit Hume basically admitted that George W. Bush is too toxic for is brother Jeb to be bringing on the campaign trail with him any time soon. During this Monday's America's Newsroom, Hume appeared to discuss George W. Bush's comments over the weekend, where he was paid $250K to help his brother grovel at Sheldon Adelson's feet, and where he had the gall to attack President Obama over the negotiations on Iran's nuclear program.
George W. Bush criticized President Barack Obama on foreign policy this weekend.
Bush delivered these remarks behind closed doors at the Republican Jewish Coalition session in Las Vegas. An attendee transcribed Bush’s remarks.
Bush reportedly sounded off on Iran’s new president, Hassan Rouhani, remarking, “You’ve got to ask yourself, is there a new policy or did they just change the spokesman?”
Of the Iranian nukes deal, he reportedly said, “You think the Middle East is chaotic now? Imagine what it looks like for our grandchildren. That’s how Americans should view the deal.”
Bush also accused Obama of pledging to destroy ISIS without developing a strategy.
“In order to be an effective president ... when you say something you have to mean it. You gotta kill em,” Bush reportedly told attendees.
Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume said this morning that he does not see the remarks as a sign that the former president will be more outspoken during the 2016 presidential race.
Hume said Bush was probably aware that his closed-door comments would quickly go public.
"This is what he thinks. And this is what an awful lot of people think," said Hume.
"This administration's foreign policy seems to represent an attempt to do nothing that the predecessor did and avoid everything he did. So it's not surprising that the former president feels this way," said Hume.
Here's the portion of Hume's comments they left out of their post:
HUME: My guess is that he remains in the background. It will be interesting to see if he appears at the convention and if he does appear at the convention, would he be asked to speak? He wasn't the last time... the last two times if memory serves and my suspicion is that you know, he may be there in the box with the rest of the family. We may see him, but I'm not sure we're going to hear very much from him. I think he intends to stay off the trail and you notice that he's been critical of his successor, he didn't say anything about Hillary Clinton.
Hume knows full well who W would be helping if he went out on the campaign trail for Jeb, and it wouldn't be his brother.