For the last few weeks, we have been reporting on Donald Trump, who found himself the target of liberal backlash after he criticized the U.S.’s relationship with Mexico during his campaign announcement.
While many didn’t take Trump seriously as a presidential candidate at the beginning, that all changed last week when polls revealed that Trump is currently the frontrunner in the race for the GOP nomination.
Even though Trump is the clear frontrunner, the New York Times reported on Monday that Jeb Bush and his supporters look at Trump’s quick rise with “barely concealed delight.” Bush’s advisors told the liberal news source that they believe Trump “is nothing short of a Godsend,” indicating that they are not afraid of him beating Bush at all.
Never one to let any attacks slide, Trump immediately took to Twitter to blast Bush and the article.
“Wow, did the @nytimes fall into the Bush trap where his people convinced them how happy he was that I was hurting other candidates & not him,” Trump said in a follow-up tweet, according to Daily Mail.
“Despite the false @nytimes story about Jeb Bush being happy with the Trump surge, he fell more than anybody & is miserable,” Trump added.
A spokesman for Bush refused to comment on Trump’s responses, only saying, “We’re focused on our own campaign.”
A Republican strategist with strong ties to Bush, however, said that Trump’s outlandish behavior has been a “good reminder” to GOP voters that it’s “good to have an adult in this race.”
Former Republican Party of Florida chairman Al Cardenas added that Bush’s “joyous, positive campaign that is consistent on its viewpoints and concentrates on the basics” of campaigning has “begun to create the perception that, hey this is a real adult campaign.”
Bush and his supporters can say whatever they want, but it won’t change the fact that Trump is currently annihilating them in the polls.
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