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Bush talks campaign "shake-ups" and foreign policy in Berlin

Tuesday, June 09, 2015 - 01:25

In a speech delivered in Berlin during a three country European tour aimed at promoting his foreign policy credentials, probable U.S. presidential candidate Jeb Bush also addressed campaign ''shake-ups'' among his staff making headlines back home. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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RESENDING WITH SPELLING CORRECTION IN HEADLINE ROUGH CUT (No reporter narration) STORY: Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush made a passing mention about reported changes to his campaign staff during a speech in Berlin designed to shore up his foreign policy credentials for potential voters back home. "I don't know about the change in the campaign team, but I guess I'll find out about that I guess when I get back home," he joked. But Bush, who is expected to announce his candidacy for president on June 15, was in Berlin to discuss foreign policy. He used his speech to warn Russia, he will step up U.S. action against Vladimir Putin's aggression, especially in Ukraine and eastern Europe, if he becomes president. "Who can doubt that Russia will do what it pleases if its aggression goes unanswered? Our alliance, our solidarity and our actions are essential if we want to preserve the fundamental principles of our international order. An order that free nations have sacrificed so much to build." Bush was speaking at a prominent European economic conference in Germany. He also said he will call for deepening economic and security ties with eastern European nations, that may be vulnerable to potential Russian interference. "Seventy years after America and Western Europe began to build the post-[World War II] architecture of security, that alliance is as relevant as the day it was founded," the former governor said. Bush took a shot at his potential rival in the 2016 Presidential Election, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, criticizing her "reset button" strategy with Russia back in 2008, which was meant to symbolize America's willingness to wipe the slate clean with their former foe. "There's lots to do and we're beginning to realize the reset button didn't turn out so hot," he said. Bush is also scheduled to visit Estonia and Poland in this three country visit.

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Bush talks campaign "shake-ups" and foreign policy in Berlin

Tuesday, June 09, 2015 - 01:25