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Jeb Bush Praises Obama's 'Truth' on Racial Injustice

Jeb Bush Praises Obama's 'Truth' on Racial Injustice
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By    |   Friday, 31 July 2015 03:02 PM

During a speech to the National Urban League on Friday, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said President Barack Obama was "speaking the truth" when he commented on racial injustice last month, Mediaite reports.

During his eulogy for the African-American churchgoers killed in South Carolina last month, Obama's comments on racial injustice resonated with Bush despite their party differences.

"When President Obama says that 'for too long we've been blind to the way past injustices continue to shape the present,' he is speaking the truth," Bush said.

"But we should be just as candid about our failures in addressing injustices of the more recent origin," Bush added while ballyhooing his record on education to the National Urban League.

Hillary Clinton also attended the same event where, according to Mediaite, she called out Republicans for "telling the Urban League what they want to hear" and not following through.

"The real test of a candidate's commitment is not whether we come to speak at your national conference," she said. "It's whether we're still around after the cameras are gone and the votes are counted. It's whether our positions have lived up to our rhetoric."

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During a speech to the National Urban League on Friday, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said President Barack Obama was "speaking the truth" when he commented on racial injustice last month, Mediaite reports.
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