Jeb Bush, a man as casual as he is funny, used this cool and young phrase to explain away a flub about the shooting of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old boy shot by a police officer in in November 2014.
At an event at Hudson’s Smokehouse BBQ in Lexington, SC., Bush told shared his sage wisdom on the shooting:
“I think that Chicago has a lot of work to do to rebuild trust. The level of violence is abhorrent.”
The reporter quickly pointed out that Rice was shot in Cleveland, not Chicago. “My bad,” says the man who wants to lead a country of 300 million.
“Oh I’m sorry. My bad. 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.”
While this may have been simply a classic Jeb brain fart, it came right after a grand jury declined to indict the officer who killed him, just last Tuesday.