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Jeb Bush got shoved into the controversy of keeping Redskins for the name of Washington's football team during a radio interview to air Friday on Sirius XM.

"I don't think the team should change it," said Bush sounding incredulous at the idea. "I don't think [the team] should change it. But again, I don't think politicians ought to have any say in that to be honest with you. I don't find it offensive. Native American tribes generally don't find it offensive."

Bush then goes on to chat about Florida State University Seminoles.

"We had a similar kind of flap with FSU if you recall, the Seminoles, and the Seminole tribe itself kind of came to the defense of the university and it subsided. It's a sport for crying out loud. It's a football team. Washington has a huge fan baseā€¦I'm missing something here I guess."

Yes. Yes he is.

Many Native Americans oppose the name saying it is racial slur. Native American groups have organized protests. Some members of Congress want to force a name change. 

Bush may be a touch too dismissive on this subject.

Listen to Bush here: AUDIO:


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