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Krauthammer: Jeb Attack on Trump Didn’t Move the ‘Needle’

Tuesday following CNN’s GOP presidential debate, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer weighed in former Gov. Jeb Bush’s (R-FL) attempt to go on the offensive against his party’s front-runner, Donald Trump.

According to Krauthammer, Bush’s effort fell flat.

“My argument is that it would make no sense,” Krauthammer said. “Do you think that attacking trump moved the needle one bit for Bush? The answer is no, of course.”

Krauthammer went on to add that Bush missed his opportunity to hit Bush.

“It would have in the first debate,” he added. “In the second debate when Bush was losing altitude, Trump is rising that is the time he had to stand up and defend himself. The spread now is 40 percent Trump, 5 percent for Bush … I would say he was given the biggest opportunity of the night. Trump said he would kill the relatives of terrorists. I thought Trump would deny it. He essentially said yes. Bush muffed the answer. It’s an irresponsible semi-insane policy and Bush swung and missed.”

(h/t RCP Video)

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