Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush got a response from the Late Show audience, though maybe not for the reasons he intended, while explaining his campaign logo to host Stephen Colbert on Tuesday.
“I’ve been using ‘Jeb!’ since 1994 — it connotes excitement,” Bush explained, drawing a laugh from the crowd and Colbert.
“How many of us when we got excited about things, didn’t just go, ‘Jeb!'” Colbert responded.
Bush was also somewhat critical of his brother, former president George W. Bush, saying he “didn’t bring the hammer down” on spending by GOP lawmakers during his two terms.
“He didn’t veto things. He didn’t bring order and fiscal restraint,” he said, leading Colbert to ask, “So he was not conservative enough?”
“On spending,” Bush clarified. “Look, they called me ‘Veto Corleone’ in Florida because I vetoed 2,500 separate line items in the budget.”
“He is an anti-hero in that movie,” Colbert chimed in.
However, Colbert did not raise the issue of the Bush fundraiser that was put together without his knowledge last week, instead telling the candidate, “There is a non-zero chance that I would vote for you.”
Watch the interview, as posted online, below.
‘The Mooch’ attended Biden fundraiser in the Hamptons — because Trump ‘has lost his mind’
Former White House press secretary Anthony Scaramucci attended a fundraiser for former Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday.
CBS News reporter Ben Mitchell posted a photo of Scaramucci at the event, and subsequently interviewed "The Mooch."
Scaramucci said he was still a registered Republican, but added that Trump "has lost his mind."
Sean Spicer wonders if he’ll dance better than Geraldo or Tucker Carlson: ‘I’ve set the bar very, very low’
Sean Spicer retreated to the friendly environment of Fox News on Saturday following a week of being publicly denounced.
In a widely criticized decision, ABC announced that President Donald Trump's former White House press secretary would be a contestant on "Dancing with the Stars."
ABC was blasted for "normalizing fascism" by allowing Spicer to rehabilitate his public image on the show.
CNN anchor says Trump is ‘arsonist-in-chief’ on the economy: ‘Start practicing your stop, drop and roll’
Conservative CNN anchor S.E. Cupp blasted President Donald Trump for taking a "blow torch to the U.S. economy this week."
"If it feels like the world is on fire, that’s because it literally is," Cupp said. "New reports that yesterday a U.S. plane made its way to South America to help local authorities fight the massive fires ripping through the Amazon, the world’s largest rain forest."
"The Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro finally caved to global pressure to authorize the country's military to assist in putting the fires out. That afterBolsonaro initially accused his critics of intentionally starting the fires -- to make him look bad," she said. "Chaos, delayed action, conspiracy theories, sound familiar?