Jeb Bush condemns indictment of Donald Trump

Jeb Bush, Donald Trump
'In this case, let the jury be the voters.'

A former Florida Governor is joining the chorus of disapproval of the indictment against former President Donald Trump.

On Saturday, Jeb Bush bashed the indictment of Trump by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.

“Bragg’s predecessor didn’t take up the case. The Justice Department didn’t take up the case. Bragg first said he would not take up the case. This is very political, not a matter of justice. In this case, let the jury be the voters,” Bush tweeted.

Bush did not mention the former President’s name, a rhetorical decision that tracks with current Gov. Ron DeSantis, who also has managed to reference the indictment on numerous occasions without saying “Trump,” even as he has plenty to say about George Soros-funded prosecutors.

The backhanded defense of Trump’s legal position comes after the former President has spent months contending DeSantis is effectively the Bush family’s favorite candidate for President, including in the last 24 hours.

On April 1, the former President screenshotted a post by Paul Sperry: “DEVELOPING: The Bushes are running against Trump through ‘proxy’ candidate DeSantis, according to GOP insiders in Texas and Florida. The entire ‘Bush machine’ is behind his campaign, even helping run it.”

“Fox News is promoting Ron DeSanctus so hard and so much that there’s not much time left for Real News. Reminds me of 2016 when they were pushing ‘JEB!’ The new Fox Poll, which have always been purposely terrible for me, has ‘TRUMP Crushing DeSanctimonious,’ but they barely show it. Instead they go with losers like Karl RovePaul Ryan and now, even ‘Yesper,’ who have been wrong about everything,” Trump posted to Truth Social in late February.

Bush’s decision to take a position on the Trump indictment was unprompted by a reporter’s question, but it seems to illustrate the bind even retired Republican politicians find themselves in with the former President.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


32 comments

  • Pill Mill Bill McClure

    April 1, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    He’s guilty of that and more. The GOP is pro crime. “I just need you to find more votes than we have,” and of course the violent riot was broadcast on television…and still they complain about the heat on Trump. They can’t be taken seriously.

    • Brian

      April 3, 2023 at 6:53 am

      Cannot be taken seriously is a false, contradictory proposition given the size of the movement. Just ignore it and keep your run-a-away inflation, forever-wars, and broken government…

    • Ron McCoy

      April 3, 2023 at 7:35 am

      Trump walking away from his landslide victory to allow the people to witness a decline was a 3D Chess move. Been chaos with the full diaper dude with Obama’s 3rd term of destruction.

    • Greg Green

      April 3, 2023 at 7:35 am

      More projection by the democrats.

      • Non-ADA Trojan Trolley Bill

        April 3, 2023 at 7:57 am

        👆 Gotta lotta conspiracy theorists, liars, and Timothy McVeigh wannabees here. The orange ding dong was a hoax and they can’t admit it. He ran to cut his own taxes and boost his brand. Poured snake oil all over you mfrs.

        • Al Haus

          April 3, 2023 at 12:01 pm

          Total lies. You have NO CLUE what is actually going on. You are the UI Soros/Obama need to destroy this nation.

    • Denis Desautels

      April 3, 2023 at 8:07 am

      Seriously? If anybody is pro crime it’s Democrats. That includes Kamala who posted bail for BLM rioters. No dount you are a BLMer.

      • Billy the Bamboozler McFraud Dog

        April 3, 2023 at 8:14 am

        There was a deadly riot to disrupt a free and fair election..a deadly riot whipped up with lies… and Trump crime spree..”I just need you to find more votes than we have.” You people condemned none of it. All we heard was, “But Soros and Hunter’s laptop.” You people can’t be taken seriously.

    • Ed

      April 3, 2023 at 9:23 am

      You’re crazy. Biden is a Chinese CCP trade partner, Hunter Biden is a pure criminal and you dems let BLM and Antifa burn, loot and murder.

    • Johnathan Galt

      April 3, 2023 at 10:00 am

      Guilty of what? You’ve been looking for a crime for seven years, and all you’ve found are seven years of bitter abject failure.

      Enjoy President Trump’s second term – you gave it to him!

      • "The Villages" Bill McBlue-hair Buzzard

        April 3, 2023 at 10:06 am

        The big nuke is coming my friend. “I just need you to find more votes than we have.” The violent riot to try and overturn a free and fair election, along with the frivolous litigation… you guys are pro crime! “But Hunter Biden’s laptop 🤡 is old.. just more whataboutism to defend the orange crook. Pathetic. You’re pro crime…all of you!

    • 1775

      April 3, 2023 at 11:43 am

      More commie gibberish. Laughable bruh.

    • Al Haus

      April 3, 2023 at 11:59 am

      Total BS. Its the democRas that promoted and encouraged mass violence in the democRat summer of violence. Chuck Schumer stood on the senate floor and openly called for violence on Justice Kavanaugh AND his family. Maxine Waters openly called for violence on ALL Republicans. Youre just another CNN/DNC brainwashed propaganda spewing UI.

  • tom palmer

    April 1, 2023 at 4:33 pm

    no surprise for the supine GOP cadre

  • Ocean Joe

    April 1, 2023 at 7:07 pm

    The last time the voters were the jury, he lost by 7,000,000.
    Obviously, based on everything he did after election day, he didn’t understand the verdict.

    The good news is that all these Republicans who put down Biden are forced to admit he’s president in order to do so.

    Jeb! is still “weak, and low energy,” and sucking up to Trump proves it.

    • Greg Green

      April 3, 2023 at 7:35 am

      And immediately Biden’s popularity was at 40%, indicating most of those votes were of the midnight ballot variety.

      • Trojan Trolley McSewer

        April 3, 2023 at 8:22 am

        👆 Un-American…wants Russian elections in the USA. “More people voting is bad.” “Anyone who shows up to vote for anyone but Orange Putin is bad.”

  • Danielson

    April 1, 2023 at 7:45 pm

    Of course it is political everyone knows that and what a harm to our country, The bigger news is the crisis we are in with Biden in office…open border drugs Ukraine catastrophic foreign policy , so much death and harm to our country. And he is the criminal with evidence, I’ve never been this concerned for our nation and the destruction of our kids and mutilation

  • Earl Pitts America

    April 1, 2023 at 8:23 pm

    Good evening America,
    What leftists dont understand is JEB is more left than they are. JEB is more left than Mitt Romney. Leftists JEB is you and agrees with everything you leftys agree with. JEB is more like you than you lefties are like you. JEB is so far left that we are very busy working on a name that may describe just how far left JEB really is.
    RINO wont even do for JEB he is way far left from a RINO.
    Dont worry America I Earl Pitts American, have the worlds best brains working 24/7 in shifts in order to sieze on a word that may describe exactly how far left JEB really is. At this time we are estimating success some time after the rapture.
    But thats OK. I, Earl Pitts American, and my lovely wife, Earline Pitts American, will have already ascended into Heaven in the rapture but JEB and you leftys will still be here wailing, gnashing your teeth, rendering your garments, and of course dooking on yourselves.
    Well fans of Earl Pitts American thats about all the great wisdom and superior knowledge I have to share with my many followers tonight.
    Y’all have a great evening America,
    Earl Pitts American

    • Pill Mill Bill McFraud Dog

      April 3, 2023 at 10:13 am

      👆Neo nazi propaganda. Mike Lindell and Alex Jones propaganda. Phoney Baloney Orange Berlusconi propaganda.

  • H Miner

    April 2, 2023 at 11:41 am

    It’s only political because it is about the immoral and corrupt GOP leadership. If the law was broken, no one is above that in America. In Trump’s case, it is about time that some of his misdeeds are catching up with him. Let the GOP circle the wagons, it will only lead to their demise at the polls. And for the record, criminal actions are not adhjucated at the polls which is why we have courts!

  • Bill

    April 3, 2023 at 3:14 am

    Pretty funny stuff as I suspect Jeb! and Lil Bushie were likely the ones that put Alvin up to it.

  • MJ

    April 3, 2023 at 6:05 am

    TRUMP 2024!

    • Bill McFired AkA Billy the Bamboozler

      April 3, 2023 at 8:19 am

      Epic troll post! Phoney Baloney Berlusconi 2024!

  • Jim

    April 3, 2023 at 6:54 am

    So JEB is now acknowledging what Americans who voted for Trump in 2016 have been known for the last decade.
    He’s not just low-energy, he’s slow witted, another go-along to get-along politician, and he offers nothing to the common man.
    Voters saw right through him.

    Show me a man who treats voters like they are stupid, and I’ll show you a truly stupid man.

  • Sandra

    April 3, 2023 at 6:59 am

    Trump warned them. Conservatives warned them. It isn’t TRUMP they hate, it’s all of you. He said when they go after me, they’re going after you. And if this holds, and proceeds with an outcome they want. The dam will break. They will go full tyrant.

    HE WARNED YOU!!!!

    • Trojan Trolley Bill McSewer

      April 3, 2023 at 8:17 am

      👆 Just more fear mongering in an attempt to free orange Hitler from accountability. Pathetic. And to think some of these people were once religious and law and order Republicans.

  • Deb Pineault

    April 3, 2023 at 9:42 am

    President Donald Trump is feared by the deep state as he is a threat to their systematic destruction and looting of the USA. Which is why they have declared him guilty & impeached from the moment he won in the 2016 election. Remember Jeb Bush, John McCain Mitt Romney & the other RINOs ENDORSED & promised to vote for Joe Biden, Hogwash, open borders, America last globalist Jeb Bush is trying to fake standing up against the Biden regime he voted for in the hopes he helps his hand picked and funded RINO Ron DeSantis benefits. Jeb’s comment doesn’t oppose Bragg’s unconstitutional attack, he endorses Bragg’s all biased jury to declare Trump guilty If you allow President Trump’s civil rights his due process to be denied by Alvin Bragg’s controlled star chamber court, do not cry when it happens to you. Stand up & protest for our constitution

    • Bill McSued, McFired, and McDivorced

      April 3, 2023 at 10:11 am

      👆 Far right propaganda. Alex Jones and Mike Lindell propaganda. Pro crime propaganda.

  • john

    April 3, 2023 at 10:12 am

    Usually its hard to smell yourself…..

  • Cobraboy

    April 3, 2023 at 10:47 am

    The jury?

    Made up of delusional, propagandized NYC neo-communist Democrats?

    Yeah, that’ll be a fair trial.

    Jeb, this is why you lost to The Alpha Donald: no balls to call the right thing, constantly pandering to the Idiocracy RINO’s. No mention of Trump? WTF?

  • dipshierus

    April 4, 2023 at 8:18 pm

    The Democrats are sending a clear message to lower and middle class Americans by not indicting HUNTER BIDEN for his crimes. https://youtu.be/Rj9V-XjCol8
    Meanwhile we sit back and let Joe destroy the economy.
    US ECONOMY TANKING
    https://www.heritage.org/international-economies/commentary/us-slips-worst-ever-score-2023-index-economic-freedom
    News: USA only prosecutes poor blacks and whites for this crime: https://youtu.be/Rj9V-XjCol8
    Also news: USA allows a male child dressed as a girl to twerk/dance for adults while on a leash. How America has fallen….in just two years with the aid of Democrats.
    https://twitter.com/libsoftiktok/status/1639266932258906113?s=20
    Thank you President Biden for Building us back better!

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