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Jeb Bush Dismisses Donald Trump

Donald Trump, “The Donald” is still setting about kicking butts in his no bar hold media blitz interviews and election campaign.

Trump’s rise in the poll has had a telling effect on the rest of the Republican presidential candidates as they have all failed to capture headline news as well as the imagination of the public, thus far.

Photo Credit: Wikipedia by Michael Vadon - Jeb Bush.
Photo Credit: Wikipedia by Michael Vadon – Jeb Bush.

One man, however, who is not enamored by Trump and wishes to see him just go away, is Jeb Bush — The Republicans’ favored candidate as well as a front runner in recent polls.

In a Fox News interview, asked about Trump’s success in the polls, Bush replied: “I don’t know if he’s having success. We’ll see in the long haul.”

Pressed further on whether he felt Trump’s candidacy was harming the broader Republican Party, he declined to answer.

“I’ve already stated my views about Donald Trump,” he said.

After further nudging, Bush said he wouldn’t be drawn into a “food fight” with someone who won’t win the election.

“I’m done. I’m through. I gave my views. I just think that we need to be much more hopeful and optimistic about our ideology,” he continued.

“We should focus on that and not get into a food fight that only brings energy to someone who I doubt will be president and is not a constructive force for our party.”

In response to Trump’s statement quote, “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best.” “They’re sending people that have lots of problems…they’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”

Bush said, “Trump is wrong on this.”  “He’s not a stupid guy. Don’t think he thinks every Mexican crossing the border is a rapist. He’s doing this to inflame and incite and to draw attention, which seems to be his organizing principle of his campaign.”

He also said in another interview, “This is a guy who was a Democrat for most of the last decade. I don’t think he represents the Republican Party, and his views are way out of the mainstream of what most Republicans think.”

Davy Desmond, Readers Bureau, Fellow

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