Jeb Bush and Donald Trump gave speeches just 0.7 miles apart today. But they might as well have been standing on different planets.
Trump, the reality television star billionaire-turned-president gave a speech unlike any the United Nations had ever seen from a United States president — at one point referring to the supreme leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-Un as “Rocket Man.”
Meanwhile, the former Florida Governor-turned GOP presidential frontrunner-turned Donald Trump punching bag delivered a foreign policy speech at the United Against Nuclear Iran conference seemingly right out of the conservative foreign policy orthodox.
As Katie Glueck chronicled for McClatchy, Bush criticized the freewheeling approach that has defined Trump’s foreign policy:
“At some point the president is going to have to go from this ad hoc diplomacy, or whatever the foreign policy is, to something that’s clear and coherent,” Bush said.
The difference between the two approaches was yet another reminder of the chasm between what was once known as the Republican Party establishment and the man who turned the party upside down.
Read Glueck’s entire dispatch here. Stay for the kicker.