February 8, 2016

CAPTAIN PHILIPS AT THE HELM:

Trump's Tirade Suggests Jeb's Jabs Are Hitting the Mark (Rob Garver, February 8, 2016, Fiscal Times)

In an epic rant on CNN Monday afternoon, Donald Trump went after former Florida governor Jeb Bush, calling him "desperate," "sad and pathetic" and an "embarrassment to his family." The tirade, delivered via telephone almost immediately after the network broadcast an interview with Bush, suggested that Bush's attacks are starting to get under the billionaire presidential frontrunner's skin.

Bush, who has been one of the few members of the Republican presidential field willing to criticize Trump directly in the party's televised debates, tweeted an uncharacteristically harsh statement about Trump Monday morning:

.@realDonaldTrump, you aren't just a loser, you are a liar and a whiner. John McCain is a hero. Over and out.

-- Jeb Bush (@JebBush) February 8, 2016 [...]

When asked about the tone of his tweet by CNN correspondent Dana Bash, Bush replied, "Well, he is a whiner and I'm defending the honor of people I respect. I think that's more than appropriate. I do this with joy in my heart because I do believe that this country is the most extraordinary country on the face of the earth."

Describing himself a "joyful warrior," Bush said he was not willing to stand idle while Trump is "trying to hijack" the GOP.

The Donald's behavior over the last 4 days suggests the internal polls are disastrous.
Posted by at February 8, 2016 6:40 PM

  

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