#10. Questionable Wall Street Connections
After concluding his time as governor, Bush was hired by banking firm Lehman Brothers, whose asset management business at the time was run by his second cousin, George Walker. Not long after, Lehman imploded, helping to spur the 2008 financial crisis. Afterwards, Walker left to run asset manager Neuberger Berman, once a Lehman subsidiary, and Bush took a job at Barclays, which took control of Lehman’s investment banking business after the firm filed for bankruptcy. Such direct ties to Wall Street bring into question Bush’s commitment to impartiality. It is heavily rumored that Bush is the Republican candidate most favored by Wall Street, perhaps second only to Hillary Clinton.