Jeb Bush Continues to Push Weak-Kneed Conservatism by Condemning Some of Trump’s Supporters
On August 19, 2020, former Florida Governor and failed presidential candidate criticized President Donald Trump for his casual response to questions about some of his supporters’ sympathies towards the QAnon conspiracy.
Bush was outraged at how the President did not criticize supporters of QAnon conspiracy theory.
“Why in the world would the President not kick Q’anon supporters’ butts? Nut jobs, [racists], haters have no place in either Party,” Bush said on Twitter.
Why in the world would the President not kick Q’anon supporters’ butts? Nut jobs, rascists, haters have no place in either Party. https://t.co/uWIMg7clJz
— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) August 19, 2020
Bush’s comments came in response to Trump’s statements earlier in August 19 giving reluctant praise to the supporters of the QAnon conspiracy theory. Trump overlooked the conspiracy’s core message and focused more on how these conspiracy theorists are big fans of his administration.
While in front of reporters, Trump said that he doesn’t “know much about the movement other than I understand they like me very much, which I appreciate.”
“These are people that don’t like seeing what’s going on in places like Portland and places like Chicago and other cities and states,” Trump added. “I’ve heard these are people that love our country and they just don’t like seeing it. I don’t know really anything about it other than they do supposedly like me. And they also would like to see problems in these areas … go away.”
According to this conspiracy theory, Trump and his allies are working jointly to uncover and arrest an underground network of global elites who control the government and operate child sex trafficking rings. Following a reporter’s attempt to explain the conspiracy theory to Trump, the president responded by saying he hadn’t “heard that.”
“But is that supposed to be a bad thing or a good thing?” Trump responded. “If I can help save the world from problems, I’m willing to do it. I’m willing to put myself out there.”
Trump is in the right by not focusing too much on QAnon and shifting the discussion on the broadness of his support.
This latest media QAnon obsession is merely a form of gotcha journalism that distracts from the real issues.
Issues that actually matter such as putting an end to never-ending conflicts and border security merit more of Trump’s time than some overhyped media drama.