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Jeb Makes Ultimate Mistake - Goes After Trump's Kids, Now Trump Jr's Making Him Pay

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It would seem that former Florida governor and failed GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush has already forgotten the lessons learned during the 2016 primary election season.

The Hill reported Wednesday that Bush appeared to take a pointed jab at President Donald Trump and his family while speaking at Yale University about “restoring conservatism” in America.

Though Bush joked that he wouldn’t discuss the brutal 2016 campaign because he was “still in therapy,” he nevertheless took what was interpreted by many in the audience to be a cheap shot at the president, though he didn’t specifically name Trump.

Bush said following the South Carolina primary he had returned home to children “who actually love me,” according to the Yale Daily News.

This from the same guy who in that same speech called for “more polite political discourse,” according to the Yale paper. Needless to say, what was viewed as his assertion that Trump was unloved by his own family didn’t go over particularly well outside of the cheering audience and perhaps some anti- or NeverTrumpers.

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Trump’s middle son Eric was the first to respond, tweeting, “@JebBush I actually love my father very much. #PleaseClap.” That was a reference to one of Bush’s lowest moments on the campaign trail when he literally begged an audience to clap at his applause lines.

According to Twitchy, it didn’t take long before Trump’s eldest son, Donald Jr., weighed in as well.

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Trump Jr. tweeted, “Jeb! I love everything about my father. I love that he’s a fighter, I love that he has guts, I love that he’s President (all those things you’re not) Also love that he learned enough about politics in a few weeks to dismantle you piece by piece despite it being your life’s work.”

Others chimed in as well, with Fox News reporter Ed Henry ironically noting what Bush had said about “polite political discourse.”

Michael Berry, a conservative radio host, pointed out that Bush “is a joke” and had just “poked the wrong bear” in taking a swipe at Trump.

https://twitter.com/MichaelBerrySho/status/979221791443968001

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It was apparent from others that Trump Jr.’s response was quite a hit.

As Twitchy pointed out, whether you like Trump or not, taking shots at somebody’s family — especially in regard to their children — isn’t particularly cool and is not something one would expect from career politicians, especially one who also lamented about the need for “more polite political discourse.”

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Ben Marquis is a writer who identifies as a constitutional conservative/libertarian. He has written about current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. His focus is on protecting the First and Second Amendments.
Ben Marquis has written on current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. He reads voraciously and writes about the news of the day from a conservative-libertarian perspective. He is an advocate for a more constitutional government and a staunch defender of the Second Amendment, which protects the rest of our natural rights. He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, with the love of his life as well as four dogs and four cats.
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The School of Life
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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