Jeb Bush is wasting no time taking on Hillary Clinton, even though neither party’s potential 2016 standard-bearer has officially committed to a presidential bid.
Speaking at a closed-press fundraiser in Connecticut on Wednesday night, Bush suggested to potential donors that the former secretary of state would have to explain President Barack Obama’s foreign policy mistakes, Hearst Connecticut Media reported Thursday.
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The outlet, anonymously citing attendees who heard Bush’s remarks, reported that the former Florida governor took another not-so-subtle jab at Clinton.
“He said, ‘If someone wants to run a campaign about '90s nostalgia, it’s not going to be very successful,’” Hearst Connecticut Media reported, citing another person present at the event.
Bush spoke to the crowd of 175 people for about 30 minutes, and spent another 30 minutes taking questions. The event, a fundraiser for his new Right to Rise PAC, was held at the home of former Goldman Sachs executive Charles Davis.
Bush also dismissed broad comparisons to his famous family, according to an attendee.
“He said, ‘Do you have a father? Do you have a brother? Are you the same person?’” the unnamed source told Hearst.
A Bush spokesperson declined to comment, citing the closed-press nature of the event.