When asked why she thinks her son Jeb Bush would make a great president, Barbara Bush summed it up thusly: “I adore my child.”

The Republican presidential candidate brought mom along to an interview with CNN this week, the latest in a series of appearances the two have made on the campaign trail of late.

And Barbara’s role in this campaign isn’t just confined to boasting about her baby boy. To CNN, she began fighting her son’s battles, too, addressing mean comments that playground bully Donald Trump has said about Jeb. Jeb, for his part, told his mother to “be careful,” a warning which she promptly ignored.

Jeb Bush is “not dumb as a rock,” said Barbara, making a statement that has not yet been verified by fact-checkers.

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