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Jeb Bush Says 'My Bad' After Flubbing Answer About Tamir Rice

After realizing he confused the slain boy's case with another, the presidential hopeful said that "the process worked."
The gaffe comes as the latest polling averages see Bush trailing in fifth place, with 5.4 percent of the
The gaffe comes as the latest polling averages see Bush trailing in fifth place, with 5.4 percent of the Republican vote.

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush can't seem to keep up with cases of police violence in communities of color.

Asked on Wednesday about the non-indictment of two officers in the case of 12-year-old Tamir Rice and issues of trust with the justice system, he referred to another city with systemic police problems.

"I think that Chicago has a lot of work to do to rebuild trust. The level of violence is abhorrent,” the former Florida governor told ABC News during a campaign stop in Lexington, S.C.

At that point, the ABC News reporter, Candace Smith, interjected to remind Bush the Rice case happened in Cleveland, Ohio.

"Oh I'm sorry. My bad," he said. "In every community where you have these cases the elected officials and the police chief need to engage with the community to rebuild trust, but the process worked. If there's a grand jury that looks at all the facts and doesn't indict maybe there’s reasons for that."

Maybe it was a long day on the trail for Bush. Either way, at least he seems to think the way that Cuyahoga County prosecutor Timothy McGinty conducted the grand jury proceedings in the Rice case worked just fine.

Here's the video of the exchange:

HuffPost Pollster's polling averages put Bush with 5.4 percent of the Republican vote, trailing in fifth place. Frontrunner Donald Trump is currently receiving 37.5 percent.

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