Trump Uses Barbara to Jab Jeb


Don’t worry, the 2016 presidential election hasn’t descended into “yo’ momma” jokes… yet. But Donald Trump got pretty close by digging up an old quote from Barbara Bush that didn’t do Jeb any favors.

The video posted on the Trump campaign’s Instagram shows Barbara Bush from a 2013 interview with NBC saying she doesn’t think Jeb should run for president.

“I really don’t,” the former first lady told NBC, “I think it’s a great country. There are a lot of great families. There are other people out there that are very qualified, and we’ve had enough Bushes.”

We hear this quote, played tauntingly over shots of Donald Trump and his family from his campaign launch.

Trump tweeted the video out later, with the added sting, “Even Barbara agrees with me.”

“Mother Knows Best Jeb!”

Barbara Bush has since changed her mind about her son’s candidacy, and in the months leading up to Jeb’s announcement, she supported her son and said he was “the best-qualified man for the presidency.”

Trump’s video comes after a string of attacks on Bush in recent weeks – mainly criticizing Jeb’s stance on immigration reform and women’s issues. Jeb has struck back by repeatedly calling Trump’s Republican loyalty into question.

With Trump’s poll numbers on a continuous rise, Jeb Bush might need more than some motherly love if he hopes to boost his place in the polls.

This article originally appeared at I Agree to See.


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