The Bush team is ultimately concerned that the electorate will connect the dots. The GOP establishment candidate is – The Chamber of Commerce candidate – is the Tom Donohue candidate – is the Wall Street Candidate. (And therein lies the heart of the Mexico affiliation between Jeb Bush and Billionaire Carlos Slim)
Bottom Line: Jeb is Wall Street, Trump is Main Street.
Charlie Gasparino – Jeb Bush apparently doesn’t want people to know that he worked at Lehman Brothers, the now-defunct investment bank whose collapse led to the broader financial meltdown in 2008.
That’s the only conclusion I can come to after receiving a series of occasionally bizarre emails from his press people to what I thought was a fairly simple question about Bush’s work before he became a Republican presidential candidate.
For about seven years, Bush earned more than $14 million as an adviser to Lehman and, after its 2008 bankruptcy, Barclays, which took over Lehman. As such, he helped pitch business to clients or as he recently put it “I advised their clients on a wide range of global economic issues with a mind towards navigating government policies.”
Dig a little deeper and you will find that Bush may be downplaying his role at the firm, particularly when it mattered the most: Those turbulent months in 2008 just before Lehman filed for the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history.
Here’s what we know: (read more)