Bush: French workweek jab a 'mistake'
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Jeb Bush offered an apology to the French on Tuesday after making a crack about a "French workweek" during last week's GOP debate.

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“I made the mistake of saying that the Congress operates on a French workweek,” Bush deadpanned while speaking to reporters on a campaign bus in New Hampshire, according to Time magazine.

“I really did a disservice to the French,” Bush added, chuckling, according to the report.

"My inbox was full of French journalists," a campaign spokesman interjected.

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"Marco, when you signed up for this, this was a six-year term and you should be showing up to work," Bush said.

"I mean, literally the Senate, what is it, like a French workweek? You get like three days where you have to show up?" Bush added.

The former Florida governor on Tuesday reiterated his criticism of congressional lawmakers only working three days a week while attempting to walk back his remark involving the French.

“I now know that the average French workweek is actually greater than the German workweek,” Bush said Tuesday, according to Time. “So, my God, I totally insulted an entire country—our first ally—that helped us become free as a nation! And I apologize. That did a huge disservice to France. It didn’t really get to the magnitude of the problem: Three day work week.”