Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) gave Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) a refresher on American values Monday morning. After King tweeted and then doubled down on remarks declaring that "culture and demographics are our destiny" and "we can't restore civilization with somebody else's babies," Bush reiterated that "America is a nation of immigrants."
America is a nation of immigrants. The sentiment expressed by Steve King doesn't reflect our shared history or values. https://t.co/msydFudA7m
Bush's comment piggybacked off of that of another "#concernedGOPcolleague," Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.). While Curbelo didn't seem to get a response on what King meant, CNN's Chris Cuomo did Monday morning when he asked King the same question. "I meant exactly what I said," King said, explaining that he was "a champion for Western civilization" who would "like to see an America that's just so homogenous that we look a lot the same." Becca Stanek
The jury is still out on whether or not Jeb Bush is okay, and this new information might not do much to reassure anyone on the fence about it. Apparently the presidential hopeful carries small toy turtles around in his pockets to remind others — and presumably himself — that "slow and steady wins the race."
Bush gave Zacharie, 13, a tiny turtle & told him "slow and steady wins the race." Bush carries them in his pocket. pic.twitter.com/wCmaKeDiKS