Monday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL), a candidate for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, criticized his some opponents for their reluctance to go after the field’s front-runner Donald Trump on grounds of his temperament and his conservative credentials.
Bloomberg Politics Mark Halperin noted that Bush was the only one to endeavor a sustained attempt to draw fire on Trump, whereas two of his opponents, Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) have been reluctant.
“Donald Trump has recently became a Republican, so no one has had this experience dealing with the guy,” Bush said. “But I find it — I find it remarkable, when you have the chance to talk about his temperament, as Ted Cruz was, and he totally ignored it. Or when you’re — when Marco Rubio had a chance to say that Trump is not a conservative — which he is not — he totally ignored it. I mean, you don’t want to bully that way.”
“But if you — it’s just ridiculous,” he added. “I mean, the guy is just a — he’s just a real estate guy.”