Under constant fire from Donald Trump for being “weak,” “low energy” and “dumb as a rock,” Jeb Bush has tried to take the higher ground and refrain from slinging verbal arrows of his own.
However, as his poll numbers are stuck in single digits, it seems Jeb has finally hit the wall on civility.
On Saturday at a town hall meeting in New Hampshire, Jeb let loose on Trump saying afterwards “I feel better now. I gave myself therapy there. Thank you for allowing me to do it.”
As CNN reports, “Bush was talking about the work he did in Florida with the state legislature to obtain more money for the state’s disability system. Just when it appeared he was done with his answer, Bush started his rant against his GOP rival.
“You cannot insult your way to the presidency,” he said, reiterating an attack line he’s been firing at Trump. “You can’t disparage women, Hispanics, disabled people. Who is he kidding?”
“Just one other thing — I gotta get this off my chest — Donald Trump is a jerk,” Bush said to laughter and applause.
Continuing to dig in, Bush said in Contoocook that it’s “deeply discouraging” that Trump is “actually running for president and insulting people.”
Well sir, one man’s insults are another man’s truth I suppose.
But to his credit, Jeb posted a pretty biting rebuttal to Trump’s denials from the last debate.
— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) December 16, 2015
Hey, nobody said running for president wasn’t a contact sport.
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]