Jeb Accidentally Starts Running For President — Then Unruns

In a slip of the tongue Wednesday, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush revealed what most Americans already assumed.

“I’m running for president in 2016,” Bush said, in a video posted by NBC News, before segueing into what would be his campaign’s focus.

He quickly corrected himself by saying, “If I run.”

Bush formed an exploratory in December to weigh the possibility of running for president, but has yet to announce an official presidential campaign.

The slip comes on a week Bush was already attracting scrutiny for comments he made to Fox News that, knowing what is known now, he would have authorized the war in Iraq.

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