Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) on Friday night touted his role as a member of the Bush family while discussing how he would improve the United States’ relationship with other countries as president.
“Name a country in the world where our relationship is better today than the day that Hillary of Clinton became secretary of state,” Bush said during a speech at the Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference in Michigan, according to CNN.
Bush said that the U.S. might have a better relationship with Iran, Cuba and Burma, but said that ties with countries in the Middle East and Israel have worsened under the Obama administration. The former governor said that he would improve relations with other countries as president.
“I know how to do this because, yes, I am a Bush,” he said, according to CNN. “I happened to see two really good presidents develop relationships with other countries.”
During the CNN Republican presidential debate, Bush also touted the presidency of his brother, President George W. Bush. Jeb defended his brother from a comment made by Trump, asserting that George W. Bush “kept us safe.” He repeated the line the following day in a tweet honoring his brother.