Now, Cheney backs Jeb Bush for president

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Washington, May 13 (ANI): Former US Vice President Dick Cheney said on Tuesday he would back former Florida Governor Jeb Bush if he decided to run for president.

"I like Jeb. I think he's a good man. I'd like to see him continue to stay involved politically. I'd probably support him for president," Cheney said during an interview with Fox News.

Cheney insisted that he's "not in the business of endorsing anybody at this point," but said that he's "a big fan of Jeb's."

As for Jeb's older brother, George W. Bush, Cheney said that he has not spoken to the former president in recent weeks

"He and I have had a number of conversations on the telephone since Jan. 20," But, Cheney added, "It has been a couple of weeks."

Cheney did not describe the nature of his talks with Bush, saying they "were private in the White House and remain so today."

The former vice president has recently been one of President Barack Obama's harshest critics, suggesting that the new administration has made the country less safe for dismantling Bush-era national security policies. (ANI)

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