Jeb Bush Hopes Against Hope That Melania Can Keep Trump Off Twitter


While many of President-elect Donald Trump’s former Republican rivals have fallen in line and supported him, one notable failed candidate is still pushing against the tide.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) quipped Tuesday night at the William Waldo Cameron Forum in Texas that he hopes Trump’s wife, Melania, “steals” his phone so that he can’t go on early-morning tweetstorms.

“Or at least have a rule about no tweets after 6 o’clock,” he continued, according to The Eagle newspaper.

Bush is not alone in that opinion, as a Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday found that 64 percent of American voters think that Trump should literally delete his account, which he’s used to attack everyone from a union boss to the cast of the Broadway phenomenon “Hamilton.”

The former Republican candidate’s plea isn’t too far off base, either, as Melania Trump told NBC’s “Today Show” in April that she wished her husband would just give up tweeting already.

Despite the jab, Bush said that he hopes that Trump is successful in his presidency and that he has been heartened by some of the President-elect’s choices, according to The Eagle.

“He has a great team around him, and that bodes well,” he continued.

h/t The Hill