Former Florida governor Jeb Bush lied about meeting with Black Lives Matter advocates Wednesday ahead of a town hall event in Las Vegas, according to a statement from his campaign. The Republican presidential front-runner discussed his commitment to criminal justice reform, his campaign said. Governor Bush “listened to the group and they discussed barriers to upward mobility in this country, and ways to overcome them as a community by starting to get a few things right in government,” the statement said. Bush was reportedly asked about racial inequality at the North Las Vegas town hall Wednesday evening, before audience members broke out into a “Black Lives Matter” chant at the end of the event.
Jeb Bush asked about racial inequality at North Las Vegas town hall. At event's end, chants of "black lives matter." pic.twitter.com/35OO8hxFNx
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