Jeb Bush on family’s influence: ‘I’m my own man’

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Jeb Bush outlined his foreign and economic policy positions during a luncheon with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs Wednesday, while also addressing the impact his family will have on his political decisions, noting: “I’m my own man.”

The overview of his positions on Cuba and the Islamic State, among other topics, was filled with gaffes, harsh jabs at the current administration, and cringeworthy one liners. Here are the highlights:

Family ties: “I am my own man.”

The frontrunner for the Republican nomination caused a stir when he distanced himself from famous presidents in his family: his father, George H.W. Bush, and his older brother, George W. Bush. “I am my own man,” he said, “and my views are shaped by my own thinking and own experiences.” Read more…

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