As Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio argued over immigration policy during the last Republican debate on Saturday night, Donald Trump was given the chance to contribute, he immediately turned to another candidate saying…..
“The weakest person on this stage by far on illegal immigration is Jeb Bush,” Trump said, pointing at the former governor of Florida. “He is so weak on illegal immigration it’s laughable, and everybody knows it.”
Bush responded with a shrug and said “This is the standard operating procedure, to disparage me. That’s fine.”
“Spend a little more money on the commercials,” Trump snipped.
“If you want to talk about weakness — you want to talk about weakness?” Bush snapped back. “It’s weak to disparage women.”
“I don’t know what you’re talking about,” Trump said, shaking his head as the in house crowd booed.
Trump accusing George W. Bush for Sept 11 attacks
The two candidates engaged in eight of these nasty arguments on Saturday night, battling in broad terms over how best to fight terrorism, the mistakes of the Iraq War, immigration, eminent domain, Ronald Reagan, super PACs, attack ads and their differing abilities to manage budgets.
It was a dramatic outburst lasting for a month, a disagreement between two entirely different candidates. Bush, who brought in the Republican establishment and his family legacy to the race, all that to challenge Trump. Trump is seen as the ultimate outsider candidate who has completely changed the traditional process of selecting a Republican nominee. The debate occasionally felt like a verbal bombshell, with intent on destroying one other before the night was over.
All throughout the night, Bush described Trump as a mere reality-television star who is not qualified for the White House because he “gets his foreign policy from the shows” and considers attacking people a “blood sport.” Trump attacked Bush often and often for his huge campaign spending and having little results to show for it. He also accused him of being “not a good governor” and allowing Florida’s economy to crash. Trump went to criticized Jeb Bush’s elder brother for not preventing the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and indirectly accusing President George W. Bush of lying about discovering weapons of mass destruction in Iraq before going to war.