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Jeb Bush praying for Trump, says no room in GOP for 'racism, misogyny or anti-Semitism'

"Our party must be big-hearted and creative and opportunistic. We must make it clear that there is no room in our tent for despicable bigotries like racism, misogyny or anti-Semitism," Jeb Bush writes.

Gabriella Demczuk | The New York Times

"Our party must be big-hearted and creative and opportunistic. We must make it clear that there is no room in our tent for despicable bigotries like racism, misogyny or anti-Semitism," Jeb Bush writes.

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Jeb Bush warns the GOP against “stopping to the identity politics of the left” in a Wall Street Journal op/ed that condemns darker elements surrounding Donald Trump.

“Our party must be big-hearted and creative and opportunistic. We must make it clear that there is no room in our tent for despicable bigotries like racism, misogyny or anti-Semitism,” Bush writes.

“I will continue to pray for President-elect Trump and his family. I pray he governs inclusively, with humility and with purpose. I pray that he will be led by a deep love of this nation and each of its citizens, regardless of background or ZIP Code.

“And I want him to know that I hope for his success. I hope that he broadens the GOP, works across the aisle and governs with pragmatism and compassion. There are many who did not vote for him who agree that what matters most now is that this nation unites and moves forward together. I will work to support those goals.”

Bush says the Republican Party should use its control in Congress and state capitals to “test ideas to transform education, limit burdensome regulations, accelerate innovation and unleash our economy. Republicans should stand behind emerging technologies that are helping people customize their lives in new and dramatic ways. 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.

“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.”

Read the full piece here.

[Last modified: Friday, November 25, 2016 1:32pm]

    

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