Afterward, Crist was asked about his former “Jeb Bush Republican” self-description.

“Yeah, well, that’s changed,” Crist said. “I think Jeb and I both agree on that. I’m not even a Republican.”

Crist said the GOP has “gone hard right … it’s evolved rapidly over the past year and a half.”

That’s after Bush left office. Does Crist think Bush is part of the GOP’s “hard right” shift?

“I don’t know,” Crist said. “I don’t talk to him.”