The run up to the 2016 Republican primary nomination was an embarrassing time for Republicans everywhere. There were gaffes, insults, childish name calling, outright lies, and enough whining to last a lifetime…and that was just from Donald Trump. The rest of the Republican field wasn’t much better. Jeb Bush showed that he was capable of jumping down into the grade school level muck too, and apparently he’s still there now.
During a speech Tuesday at Yale University entitled “A Conversation with Jeb Bush: Restoring Conservatism in America,” Bush joked that he wouldn’t be talking about the 2016 election because he was still in therapy over it. But he shouldn’t feel too bad about that because there are probably a whole lot of other Republicans still in therapy over that ridiculous train wreck of a primary too. Bush spent a lot of time taking shots at Donald Trump, much to the delight of those in attendance.
At one point Bush said that, after the 2016 Republican primary in South Carolina, he “returned home to children who actually love me,” intimating that Donald Trump’s children really don’t love him.
Most in the crowd got a kick out of that remark, and several audience members interviewed after the speech said that they thought Bush was taking a jab directly at Trump.
It seems that Twitter is the most popular way for a Trump to communicate with the masses, and Don Jr. and Eric Trump are no exception. They took to the popular platform to defend their father and let Jeb Bush know exactly how much they love their dad.
Jeb! I love everything about my father. I love that he’s a fighter, I love that he has guts, I love that he’s President (all those things you’re not)
Also love that he learned enough about politics in a few weeks to dismantle you piece by piece despite it being your life’s work https://t.co/4fcnA1AgAa
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) March 29, 2018
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) March 29, 2018
Eric’s PleaseClap hashtag was in reference to Bush’s request for applause during a New Hampshire town hall event in 2016. The lame comment shows that Eric Trump really isn’t on the same par as their dad or even Jeb Bush when it comes to childish put downs. Donald Trump is the master when it comes to preadolescent insults, and one would think that he would have taught his sons a little bit better than that.
Twitter had a field day with the latest Republican infighting.
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