The former Florida governor and Republican presidential candidate said he returned home following the 2016 GOP primary in South Carolina to children who “actually love me.”
Bush didn’t explicitly name Trump ― who defeated him for the GOP presidential nomination ― during his lecture, “A Conversation with Jeb Bush: Restoring Conservatism in America.”
But much of the audience interpreted the joke as a dig at the current president, reports the Yale Daily News.
Trump’s sons, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, also thought the barb was a shot at their father. Trump Jr. responded with this tweet:
Eric Trump, meanwhile, posted this message in reply: