Posted: 8:58 am Tuesday, September 1st, 2015
By Jamie Dupree
Jeb Bush continued to take jabs at GOP front runner Donald Trump today, dealing Trump some of his own social media medicine, by trotting out a video that features past statements where the real estate mogul voices his support for abortion, higher taxes, the Obama stimulus law, Hillary Clinton and more.
“Hillary Clinton, I think is a terrific women,” Trump says in an interview clip that the Bush team assembled to argue that Trump holds a number of views that are not in sync with Republican voters.
“My views are a little bit different than if I lived in Iowa,” Trump says frankly at one point on an old edition of NBC’s Meet the Press.
“I’m very pro-choice,” Trump says to the late Tim Russert in that interview.
Here’s the video made by the Bush team:
The video came on the heels of a photo released yesterday by Bush, of something sent by Trump to then House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, congratulating her on becoming the first woman Speaker.
“Nancy, you are the greatest,” Trump has written across a copy of the New York Times which features a front page photo of Pelosi celebrating her ascension to the post of Speaker in January of 2007.
— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) August 31, 2015
The effort by the Bush team is much like the frequent attacks Trump himself has been lobbing at the former Florida Governor, ridiculing his past statements and beliefs, along with the Bush family.
On Monday, Trump went after Bush with a video that featured mug shots of immigrants here in the U.S. illegally, who committed serious crimes – while playing a sound bite of Bush saying that many immigrants try to get to the U.S. out of an “act of love” for their children and families.
And Trump was ready with a reply on Twitter today:
Yet another weak hit by a candidate with a failing campaign. Will Jeb sink as low in the polls as the others who have gone after me?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 1, 2015
About the Author
Jamie Dupree is the Radio News Director of the Washington Bureau of the Cox Media Group and writes the Washington Insider blog. A native of Washington, D.C., Jamie has covered Congress and politics in the nation’s capital since the Reagan Administration, and has been reporting for Cox since 1989.