CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - "I came here for two reasons," said former President George W. Bush. "One, because I care deeply about Jeb. Two, because I care deeply about our country."
Surrounded by nearly 3,000 people at the North Charleston Coliseum, the 43rd president spoke little about his time in office and more about what his brother Jeb Bush would bring to the White House.
"These are tough times and I understand Americans are angry and frustrated," said George W. Bush.
He even took subtle jabs at other candidates like Donald Trump.
"Jeb's a man of humble, deep and genuine faith," said George W. Bush. "Faith that reveals itself through good works, not loud words."
He spoke about Jeb Bush's policies and emphasis on defeating ISIS.
"The types of ISIS have been defeated in the past and they will be defeated in the future, but we need a leader who knows how to do something," said George W. Bush. "A man I am proud to call my big little brother, Jeb Bush."
When Jeb Bush took the stage, he took little time before he called out Donald Trump and Trump's recent comments on impeaching President George W. Bush after 9/11.
"I thought it was a little strange that a front-running candidate would attack the president of the United States who did keep us safe while he was building a reality TV show," said Jeb Bush. "I'm sure it was fantastic. I've never seen it."
Jeb Bush spoke about his willingness to learn.
"I know what I don't know," said Jeb Bush. "I don't have it all figured out. That's the sign of a good leader, by the way. The best kind is when you learn."
He talked about his goals.
"We must destroy ISIS," said Jeb Bush. "I will have the back of the military. I will be a commander-in-chief that respects the armed forces. We will eliminate the sequester, rebuild our military."
In the end, some left saying George W. Bush's presence may have swayed their decision.
"I like Jeb," said Beth College. "I like the Bushes. There's nothing better than 41 and 43."