Jeb Bush continued his attacks against Trump by saying the real estate mogul can’t be trusted with the nuclear codes. In an interview with CNN‘s Jake Tapper, Jeb said that Donald Trump is not taking the possibility of being the president seriously. He also said that Trump is acting more like an actor pretending to be a presidential candidate rather than a real candidate.
“He’s not taking the responsibility, the possibility of being president of the United States really seriously,”
When asked by Tapper why he thinks Trump is doing so well with Republican voters, Bush argued that it’s because of his “phenomenal” personality. He also said that Mr. Trump is appealing to angry voters looking for change in Washington.
But when it comes to what Republican frontrunner actually has to say, Bush sees a problem. In the interview, Bush pointed out Trump’s positions on foreign policy. He said Mr. Trump’s suggested foreign policy lacks any seriousness.
“I mean, literally, talking about Syria, saying ISIS should take out Assad, then Russia should take out ISIS, as though it was some kind of board game, and not a serious approach.”
Trump has taken criticism from both the right and left for his thoughts on Syria. Mr. Trump thinks that the United States should leave Russia to handle the conflict in Syria. In an interview with Fox’s Bill O’Reilly, Donald made his rather non-interventionist attitude public.
That attitude towards Russia involvement in Syria has reportedly led the Kremlin to admire Trump. As reported by the Washington Examiner, there’s pretty strong evidence that Russian President Vladimir Putin likes the idea of Trump in the White House.
During an interview on CBS Donald was asked about Putin and he only had positive things to say about the Russian leader. He also used the opportunity to take a jab at President Obama.
“I think that I would at the same time get along very well with him. He does not like Obama at all. He doesn’t respect Obama at all. And I’m sure that Obama doesn’t like him very much,”
He continued by reiterating that he would get along with Putin and that the country would be better off with his foreign policy.
“But I think that I would probably get along with him very well. And I don’t think you’d be having the kind of problems that you’re having right now.”
No @JebBush, you’re pathetic for saying nothing happened during your brother’s term when the World Trade Center was attacked and came down.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 17, 2015
Trump was likely suggesting we need tougher immigration policy and that, had there been better policy, the terrorists may have been unable to enter the country. Regardless of how he meant the comments, Jeb took offense.
Ben Carson and Ted Cruz are two candidates that have stayed pretty neutral towards Trump. Currently, Carson is in second place in the polls while Cruz is in third.
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