Jeb Boasts He Helped 80,000 Kids Go To Christian Schools So They Could Be Told ‘Jesus Loves You’

Feb 19, 2016

Photo credit: Randall Hill/Reuters

By David Badash

Jeb Bush is in trouble, and on Monday, Presidents’ Day, he retooled his campaign and brought our his brother, George W. Bush, to speak for him. The former President spoke for 21 minutes, and the Jeb gave a passionate speech about all the things he believes a real, good president should do.

Among them, listen and admit you don’t know things and balance the federal budget – things President George W. Bush never did.

But it was a story Jeb chose to close his speech with that was truly stunning.

The former Florida governor boasted that he “took on really, really powerful interests” so that 80,000 students could transfer into private Christian schools. Those kids are going to private christian schools on the taxpayers’ dime, thanks to what Bush boasted at a GOP debate last year as “a voucher program that was created under my watch, the largest voucher program in the country, where kids can go to a Christian school.”

So much for separation of church and state.

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