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Barbara Bush: ‘Unbelievable’ that women would support Trump after Kelly remarks

Former first lady Barbara Bush says she doesn’t understand how women can support Donald Trump in the presidential race over her son Jeb Bush.

“I mean [it is] unbelievable,” she on CBS’s “This Morning.” “I don’t know how women can vote for someone who said what he said about [Fox News anchor] Megyn Kelly.”

{mosads}”It’s terrible. And we knew what he meant too,” she said, apparently referring to Trump’s line about Kelly having “blood coming out of her wherever” after the first GOP debate.

“Money doesn’t buy everything. It’s accomplishments and what you’re doing and giving. It’s incomprehensible to me.”

Appearing alongside Jeb Bush for an interview in New Hampshire, the former first lady criticized Trump’s coziness with Russian leader Vladimir Putin.

“Putin has endorsed him, for heaven’s sakes,” Barbara Bush said. “Putin the killer, Putin the worst. That’s an endorsement you don’t want.”

Jeb Bush is embracing his family legacy more tightly heading into the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday.

Former President George W. Bush, his brother, praised his sibling’s “strong backbone” in a new television ad released Thursday. Barbara Bush, meanwhile, appeared in an online clip last month lauding her son’s “big heart.”

“I love my son and I know that America needs him,” she said in the CBS interview. “He’s honest, dependable, loyal [and] relatively funny.”

Still, Barabara Bush said she wishes her son would stop minding his manners so much.

“He’s almost too polite,” she said.

“I don’t advise him but if I gave him advice I would say, ‘Why don’t you interrupt like the other people do?’” 

“He’s so polite. We brought him up that way. He’s got the same values that America seems to have lost. And he does not brag like someone else we know.”

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