“The Bush family, I love personally, they are good people. Jeb’s father, George H.W. has been here many times, in some cases with Jeb. And they are a great family, wonderful people,” the president said.
“Obviously I have a lot of disagreements with Jeb and his brother on policy. But I think they have every right to do what they think is best,” Obama said of a Bush run for the top position in the country.
But Obama had much higher praise for his former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, who’s highly considered — and backed by the polls — to be the Democratic front-runner, should she decide to run.
“I think so highly of her,” Obama said of Clinton. “I’ve said before and will continue to say I think she’d be an excellent president.”
Earlier this week, the former Florida Governor, Jeb Bush, announced that he’s ‘actively exploring’ a run for presidency. On Thursday his spokesman announced that he will resign his senior advisor position with British banking giant Barclays at the end of the year. Bush has been with the banking and financial services firm since 2009.