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Jeb Bush: 'I Don't Read The New York Times'

By    |   Friday, 27 March 2015 07:17 AM

Former Florida governor and potential 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush doesn't read The New York Times.

On Thursday's "Kilmeade & Friends" show on Fox News Radio, Bush phoned in from Texas where he discussed everything from Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's swap, President Barack Obama's efforts to close Guantanamo Bay "as an organizing principle" that is entirely "based on politics," as well as recent comments by Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, who said Bush would not have the support of Christian conservatives in 2016.

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Kilmeade asked Bush about a New York Times article with the headline "Unhappy With a Moderate Jeb Bush, Conservatives Aim to Unite Behind an Alternative."

In it, Perkins tells the Times that "there's a shared desire" to support a candidate but that his organization and others in the evangelical world don't believe Bush would fall in line with their core beliefs, such as opposing same-sex marriage, abortion and demanding a strict immigration policy.

When Kilmeade asked Bush to comment on the article and whether he'd reach out to Perkins, Bush told him he doesn't read the Times, but that he might call Perkins.

"I don't read The New York Times, to be honest with you," Bush said. "I have a lot of respect for Tony and his group. I have an open dialogue with him. I have a record as governor. I don't have to talk about things, I actually acted on my core beliefs both as it relates to traditional marriage, which I support, and the sanctity of life, which I acted on on numerous occasions. [If I run for president,] I'll be able to share that [record]. There are few people that can tell that story the way that I can because for eight years,

"I served and consistently advocated my views on moral issues. This will all sort out. In order for a conservative to win, we have to unite the conservative cause, not divide ourselves up into spare parts. And then go after, and persuade people who aren't as conservative."

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Former Florida Governor and potential 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush doesn't read The New York Times.
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Friday, 27 March 2015 07:17 AM
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