Controversial GOP front runner, Donald Trump on Friday mocked rival Jeb Bush for having the support of his “mommy. Bush’s campaign released an ad earlier in the day entitled, “A Message from Barbara Bush,” in which the former first lady pitches her son as “a very good father, a wonderful son, a hard worker.”
Barbara throwing jabs?
Even as Barbara talks up the former Florida governor, she also takes a veiled shot at the man currently drubbing him in the polls. “When push comes to shove, people are going to realize Jeb has real solutions, rather than talking about how popular they are, how great they are,” she says. “He’s doing it because he sees a huge need, and it’s not being filled by anybody.” Mrs. Bush’s new comments appear to make reference to Donald Trump in light of his “Make America Great Again” call, a phrase borrowed from popular former President Ronald Reagan — and the large swath of Americans supporting Trump’s candidacy.
Trump fires back at Jeb Bush
Trump, after seeing the ad, according to Politico, fired back with both barrels: “Just watched Jeb’s ad where he desperately needed mommy to help him. Jeb — mom can’t help you with ISIS, the Chinese or with Putin.” Bush’s national press secretary, Kristy Campbell, quickly responded to Trump’s criticism, throwing in a reference to Trump’s retweet of a neo-Nazi earlier on Friday: “Started the day aligning himself with white supremacists, ended it attacking a Former First Lady. HUGE DAY for Trump,” she tweeted.
Bush struggling to climb up
Back in 2014 Mrs. Bush told America, “I hope he won’t” and “There are other families” when asked about a potential 2016 Jeb Bush run for President. Given that her husband George H.W. Bush and son George W. Bush have both served in the position. Jeb’s mom did express support for her son’s campaign as he launched his bid. Last June she joined Jeb on stage as he began his official campaign for Presidential race. Jeb Bush is yet to get hold of leading position in the Republican party.