Jeb Bush said "there is a better path" to dealing with the surge of white supremacy than the one President Trump has chosen.
The former Florida governor tweeted an article Wednesday featuring his father, former President George H.W. Bush, and his response to Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke's run for Louisiana office in the early 1990s.
The former president "strongly" discouraged voting for the Holocaust denier.
"When someone has a long record, an ugly record, of racism and of bigotry, that record simply cannot be erased by the glib rhetoric of a political campaign," the president said.
On Tuesday, Jeb Bush called out Trump by name after a tumultuous impromptu press conference where he blamed both sides for the deadly protest in Charlottesville, Va.
"This is a time for moral clarity, not ambivalence," Bush said in a statement. "I urge President Trump to unite the country, not parse the assignment of blame for the events in Charlottesville. For the sake of our country, he must leave no room for doubt that racism and hatred will not be tolerated or ignored by his White House."
Earlier Wednesday, former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush issued a statement condemning recent events.
"America must always reject racial bigotry, anti-Semitism, and hatred in all forms. As we pray for Charlottesville, we are reminded of the fundamental truths recorded by that city's most prominent citizen in the Declaration of Independence: we are all created equal and endowed by our Creator with unalienable rights. We know these truths to be everlasting because we have seen the decency and greatness of our country," the Bushes said in a statement from their summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine.