Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is sick and tired of being sick and tired! But mostly, he’s sick and tired of being pushed around by fellow candidate-slash-school bully Donald Trump, and is totally over how his opponent has been running such a negative campaign. At a town hall in South Carolina, Bush let his guard down a bit and let loose on how annoyed he is with the name-calling and insults, and said he has better ways to spend his time:
“If this election is about how we’re going to fight to get nothing done, then I don’t want any part of it. I don’t want to be elected president to sit around and see gridlock just become so dominant that people literally are in decline in their lives. That is not my motivation. I’ve got a lot of really cool things I could do other than sit around, being miserable, listening to people demonize me and me feeling compelled to demonize them. That is a joke. Elect Trump if you want that.”
Well, daaaaaayyyyuummmm, Jeb! Someone feeling a little down in the polls, er, dumps? It’s not exactly news that Trump’s strategy seems to be calling anyone who disagrees with him “disgusting” and/or “stupid,” and he has gone after Bush specifically like a jock goes after a nerd in middle school. And it looks like Bush, who has a family name, as well as a Republican establishment to defend, is ready to call Trump what he clearly is — a juvenile influence on the campaign.
On Twitter, CNN’s Jake Tapper called the comments “revealing,” and considering the repeated blows against Bush, he might be right.