Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush wants to be clear: he is not the same as his brother.
His brother Marvin that is.
“He’s the runt of the litter,” said Bush, who is over six feet tall, in an interview with the popular email newsletter theSkimm.
The question posed to Bush was “What’s the number one way you’re different from your brother?” Bush initially answered with a question, “Different than Marvin?” theSkimm didn’t push the conversation to focus on former President George W. Bush.
Bush is the latest 2016 presidential candidate to be interviewed by theSkimm for its “Skimm For 2016” series.
Bush described himself as a grinder who has “never taken more than a week off,” and he said his “dogged determination” is his greatest strength. His greatest weakness is a little less straightforward.
“I’d say it’s impatience,” the former Florida governor said. “I don’t suffer fools well, although a grinder would also try to work on that.”
Some may infer that Bush is referring to GOP front-runner Donald Trump when he says he doesn’t have the patience for fools. The two have argued back and forth many times since they announced their candidacies.
The rest of the interview focused on his position on a range of issues. He explained his usual stances on being pro-life, a strong supporter of the Second Amendment, a strong opposer of the Iran Nuclear Deal and a better strategist for the Middle East than President Barack Obama .
On climate change, Bush recognized that people have something to do with the changing climate, but he does not think the government should “destroy our economy and impose high costs on working families and low-income people to achieve a minimum result.” Bush could partially be referring to the Keystone XL Pipeline, which many Democrats oppose because of the harm it would cause to the environment, but is often supported by Republicans because its construction would create jobs.
On immigration, Bush made a not-so-subtle self-promotion of his book “Immigration Wars” and said he would propose a “conservative pro-growth immigration policy” that would enforce the rule of law, secure the border and create an economic strategy for legal immigration.
Ten other candidates including Sen. Marco Rubio, former business executive Carly Fiorina, Former U.S. Sec. of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders, have been interviewed by the Skimm.