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Jeb: GOP Should Build On Trump's Success

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By    |   Friday, 25 Nov 2016 12:13 PM

Established Republicans can learn from Donald Trump's victory in the presidential election and should build on his success, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush argues in The Wall Street Journal

Bush, who was part of the crowded field of 17 Republicans vying for the presidential nomination, was often the target of Trump's arguments that Washington was broken — a point Bush makes in his opinion piece.

And now, Republicans should hitch a ride on Trump's coattails and work to make his campaign promises a reality.

"This is our chance to contrast our approach, which trusts people to make good choices, with the failed Democratic and progressive top-down approach, which prefers government to decide almost everything," Bush wrote.

"Most critically, Republicans should reverse the Obama-era policies that have made America weaker, both here and abroad. We need to repeal and replace Obamacare, eliminate business-killing regulations, and reverse the massive expansion of government.

"While we protect our borders and our laws, we should also take on the hard work of reforming legal immigration and affirming the role that immigrants play in building up our economy and our nation."

Bush noted that Trump lost the popular vote to Democrat Hillary Clinton, which shows the Republican party has some work to do if it wants to gain more support for future elections. Trump's overall win proved that Americans were ready for a change of leadership at the top.

"Republicans need to do more than oppose things. We have to be for a few big ideas and show that we can put them into action," Bush wrote.

Later, he wrote, "Republicans must restore our brand as the party of conservative ideals, shared prosperity, liberty and responsibility. We have to fuse the party to a modern conservative movement that speaks to 21st-century problems and produces 21st-century solutions."

Bush said during the campaign he would not vote for Clinton or Trump in the election.

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