Tales from the Trail
Former Florida governor Jeb Bush vowed to fix a dysfunctional Washington as he began his U.S. presidential bid with an attempt to move out of the shadow of his father and brother and their White House legacies.
Jeb Bush officially jumps into the crowded field for the Republican presidential nomination on Monday. In so doing, he’ll emphasize the Jeb part of his name over the Bush family legacy.
He’s yet to make his candidacy official (wait to hear what he says on Monday), but Jeb Bush was the frontrunner in the political headlines — and on the European road — this week. Germany was his first stop, with the political scion working hard to prove his foreign policy credentials by calling Russian President Vladimir Putin a “bully” and advising Europe to act more firmly against him.
Reuters’ Wiktor Szary reports:
The United States needs to increase its military presence in central Europe, likely U.S. presidential candidate Jeb Bush said on on a visit to Poland, staking out a tough position on the need to contain Russia.