During the 2016 race for the Republican nomination, Donald Trump seemed to relish attacking Jeb Bush, branding him “low energy” and making other derogatory remarks about the former Florida governor. But with Trump now over 100 days into his administration with next to nothing to show for his meager efforts, Bush is returning fire.
Speaking at the Milken Institute’s Global Conference in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Bush said Trump had made some good appointments, but then he went after Trump one of the Donald’s favorite campaign promises, the border wall, which was not funded in the latest spending bill passed by Congress. Bush noted:
“We have one in many places — I don’t know if you’ve been there. There is a wall.”
Bush also had some comments regarding Trump’s favorite activity: Endlessly posting on Twitter:
“Someone oughta grab the damn phone and stop allowing him to create this uncertainty.”
That remark from the former governor echoes something he said back in March, when Bush chided Trump for his constant lies:
“He should stop saying things that aren’t true, that are distractions from the task at hand. He hasn’t shifted to being president in the way that people are used to, and I think that’s the problem.”
Trump still hasn’t become presidential, and that suggests he never will. Anyone who needs to have endless campaign rallies after the election has ended and feels a need to comment on everything via social media is clearly demonstrating that he has no ability to focus on the issues which face the country. More and more Republicans are noticing this and do not believe a word the so-called head of state says.
A perfect example of the lack of trust which now exists on Capitol Hill can be seen in Missouri GOP Congressman Billy Long, who said he will not vote for the replacement healthcare bill in the House. Long said the bill:
“Strips away any guarantee that people with pre-existing conditions could be covered at an affordable rate.”
But what Long was really saying is that he doesn’t trust Donald Trump when he continually promises that pre-existing conditions will be covered. Trump is losing the faith of his own party, and once that has been eroded, he will be unable to get a single piece of legislation passed.