Wednesday at a town hall meeting in New Hampshire, Republican presidential candidate former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) said the Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump “doesn’t have a proven conservative record” and described him as being “very un-American.”
Jeb asked, “We’re a conservative party, aren’t we, the Republican Party?”
He continued, “Mr. Trump doesn’t have a proven conservative record. He was a Democrat longer in the last decade than he was a Republican. He’s given more money to Democrats than he’s given to Republicans. It wasn’t that long ago he was for and continues–hasn’t denied I don’t think — the fact he is for a tax on assets. Now this is a really exotic form of taxation. Not tax on income, a tax on assets for people that have more than 10 million dollars in assets, 14 percent. There is no country in the world that has proposed this. It would be very un-American to do this. This is not a conservative value in my mind. He for for a single-payer system in healthcare until very recently. Not a very conservative point of view.”
“When people look at his record it is not a conservative record. Even on immigration, the language is pretty vitriolic, for sure, but hundreds of billions of dollars of cost to implement his plans is not a conservative plan,” he added.
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