Jeb Bush said Donald Trump looks like “a typical politician” as the nominee has shifted on immigration and appears to hold views similar to Bush’s, despite attacking Bush as soft on the issue.
“I can only say that whatever his views are this morning, they might change this afternoon, and they were different than they were last night, and they'll be different tomorrow," Bush said on WABC.
"Sounds like a typical politician, by the way, where you get in front of one crowd and say one thing, and then say something else to another crowd that may want to hear a different view. All the things that Donald Trump railed against, he seems to be morphing into. It’s kind of disturbing.”
Bush will not change his view on Trump. “I don’t know what to believe about a guy who doesn't believe in things. ... This is all a game," Bush said. "His views will change based on the feedback he gets from a crowd, or, you know, what he thinks he has to do."
"For me, I couldn't do that. I have to believe what I believe, and if it’s popular, great. If it’s not, I try to get better at presenting my views. But shifting my views because it’s political to do it? That’s what politicians do in this country. That's what Trump is trying to do right now. I find it abhorrent.”
--ALEX LEARY, Tampa Bay Times