Jeb Bush attends “Veterans Town Hall” event in Norfolk

Posted at 7:41 AM, Aug 28, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-28 07:41:15-04

Norfolk, Va. - Presidential candidate and former Florida governor Jeb Bush appeared in Norfolk on Friday for a "Hampton Roads Veterans Town Hall" event.

The event was held at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post and was open to the public.

Bush is the first 2016 presidential candidate to make a campaign stop in Hampton Roads.

The event began with a moment of silence to pay respect to the two journalists killed Wednesday morning in Roanoke.

He then went on to talk about his feelings on the Obama administration and focused on military and foreign policy.

"We need to have a strategy to take ISIS out. And that means supporting the military and having a president that recognizes that the first duty as President of the United States is to keep us safe," he said.

After making his speech, he answered questions from the crowd, with many of the questions focusing on military veterans.

Bush also told the crowd how important he believes it is to gain support from Virginia.

"It's an important state that's important for the general election," he said.

Earlier Friday morning, Bush tweeted that he had taken a run with a group of former Navy SEALs and Navy veterans in the area.