Former President George W. Bush jokingly referred to Hillary Clinton as his “sister-in-law” and said his brother, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, could defeat her in a potential 2016 presidential contest.
W. often calls Bill Clinton his “brother from another mother” because of Bill Clinton’s close relationship with his dad, former President George H.W. Bush.
CNN’s Candy Crowley, in one of her final interviews before she leaves the network, asked, “so what does that make Hillary Rodham Clinton?” Bush replied, “my sister-in-law.”
Bush said Hillary Clinton would be a “formidable” opponent for Jeb Bush. But he added, “Yeah, he’d beat her.”
The Bush and Clinton families are distrusted by their respective bases because they epitomize the permanent political class, and voters on the left and the right have complained that the Bushes and Clintons merely represent two sides of the same coin.