Jeb Bush says the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency is “kind of scary.”
The former Florida governor blasted Trump, saying he doubts the real estate mogul’s readiness for the White House, in an appearance on CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday.
“I wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt to see how the campaign unfolded,” Bush said. “But if you listen to him talk, it’s kind of scary to be honest with you, because he’s not a serious candidate.”
“He doesn’t talk about the issues at hand that are of national security importance for our country — to keep us safe is the first priority of the president. And he’s all over the map, misinformed at best and preying on people’s fears at worst,” he added.
Bush has become more critical of Trump in recent days, hitting him for failing to stop attendees at a campaign rally from roughing up a Black Lives Matter protester and over Trump’s claims — which fact-checkers have called false — that Muslim-Americans in New Jersey celebrated the 9/11 attacks.
Bush also criticized Trump’s approach to Syria, saying he has shifted positions repeatedly.