Donald Trump gave his “say-it-like-it-is” opinion about presidential rival Jeb Bush on Monday’s Morning Joe on MSNBC.
“This is a stiff,” Trump said. “He is a stiff who you wouldn’t hire in private enterprise… This is a guy that, if he came looking for a job, you’d say no thank you. And that’s the way it is.”
“He will spend $100 million on ads, spent $25 million on negative ads on me and every time he does a negative ad, my poll numbers go up. It’s a weird thing. But the guy’s a total stiff. He’s not going to win.”
JOE SCARBOROUGH, MSNBC HOST: So, Donald, you have a lot of people wearing Donald Trump buttons here who would like you very much to be here tomorrow morning in person, so we hope to see you here tomorrow morning but I know this is a last second thing.
So I want — a couple of things. Mika asked people to do word association games and said your name. Chris Christie said, “Friend.”
SCARBOROUGH: Jeb Bush — Jeb Bush went in an opposite direction, he said, “Loser.” What’s your response?
TRUMP: Here is the story, I mean, we got to say it like it is. He’ll say that I said things and that I never said. I never called John McCain a loser. You know that. I like John McCain. He’s a nice guy. I never called him a loser. The other man I supposedly called a loser, I don’t even know who it is, I never — I don’t know who the man is. Jeb is mixing things up.
Here is the story on Jeb. He is a stiff who you wouldn’t hire in private enterprise. This is a stiff. This is a guy that, if he came looking for a job, you’d say no thank you. And that’s the way it is. He used — he used — just so you understand, he talks about eminent domain. He doesn’t even know what the words mean. Eminent domain — his family used eminent domain privately on the stadium in Texas that just came out this morning. He forgot to tell you. He probably didn’t know because he is probably not that involved with his family. In fact, he doesn’t even use the last name Bush. Which is a mistake.
But Jeb Bush is — he will spend $100 million on ads, spent $25 million on negative ads on me and every time he does a negative ad, my poll numbers go up. It’s a weird thing. But the guy’s a total stiff. He’s not going to win (ph). Remember this, for the voters, he wants Common Core and he’s very weak on immigration. Remember they came in for love. Remember the act of love, he said. They come to our country for the act of love. Jeb is weak on immigration and Common Core. He wants it 100 percent. And just those two items he can’t do very well. But he’s got to go around and stop lying because I never called John McCain a loser. Really, really sad when you have to say that. …read more
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