On Friday, in South Carolina, a voter asked Jeb Bush about how prayer is no longer allowed in schools, but the first thing that happens after a mass shooting or similar event, is a prayer vigil.
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In a tweet from the event, Ryan Lizza, a political reporter for the New Yorker, honed in on the phrase "stuff happens," and the remark was quickly picked up by several news outlets based only on Lizza's tweet.
Bush also had this to say, which Lizza later tweeted, on the topic:
ABC News’ Jonathan Karl, quoting Bush’s response directly but not in full, asked President Obama to react to the comments at a press conference on Friday.
In a statement, the Bush campaign called the reaction by Democrats and some in the press to the former Florida governor's remarks "sad and beyond craven."
Kyle Blaine is the deputy politics editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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