At a Tuesday night fundraiser, Jeb Bush admitted he will lean on his brother, George Bush, for his economic policy.
When asked this week at this Manhattan gathering about who advises him on U.S.-Israel policy, Jeb Bush surprised many of the attendees by naming his brother, former president George W. Bush, as his most influential advisor.
“If you want to know who I listen to for advice, it’s him,” Bush said Tuesday, speaking to a crowd of high-powered financiers at the Metropolitan Club, according to four people present.
Jeb told another audience earlier in the year, “I am my own man.” but the Florida Republican has relied heavily on his family for fundraising and he’s hired his family’s advisers to staff his political operation; and now he’s boasting about turning to his brother for guidance on U.S. policy towards Israel. There is nothing about this arrangement that suggests Jeb Bush is his “own man” at all.