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WASHINGTON (AP) — Jeb Bush says the Baltimore mother who chased her son away from a riot has a lot in common with his own mother, former first lady Barbara Bush.
Bush was describing his mother's toughness when he drew the comparison to Toya Graham, whose smacking of her son was captured on video. Bush, a presumed Republican presidential candidate, says he admires Graham for her actions.
Bush also criticized Major League Baseball for holding a game in Baltimore Wednesday with no fans, saying it sent "the wrong signal." The gates at Camden Yards were locked because of concern for fan safety following rioting in Baltimore after a 25-year-old black man died in police custody.
Bush spoke at a National Review forum in Washington.
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