Bush Picks on Trump's Military Prowess in New Video

'Our national security isn't a reality TV show.'
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 18, 2015 9:17 AM CDT

(Newser) – The middle-school-style Bush-Trump smackdown continues, this time with Jeb going on the offensive. After a Twitter squabble that started Friday—in which Trump blamed Jeb's brother George W. for 9/11, Jeb called Donald "pathetic," and Trump made America great again by firing back, "No @JebBush, you're pathetic"—Bush struck again Sunday, this time with a video. The GOP candidate posted a two-minute clip on Twitter, along with the accompanying tweets: "Our national security isn't a reality TV show" and "@RealDonaldTrump's absurd comments again raise questions on whether he possesses the judgment to be President."

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After pointing out that the POTUS is in charge of 4,650 warheads, the video uses what CNN dubs "circus music" in the background and features Trump making ill-informed statements about the military and other issues, including his diss of John McCain's POW status. The clip also mentions how Trump wiggled out of going to Vietnam with deferments, showcases media criticism directed toward him, and throws in some Trump hyperbole such as "I will be so good at the military, your head will spin." There's been no official comment from the Trump camp, though Donald did go back to haranguing Bush on Twitter Sunday morning and mentioned in a Fox News Sunday interview that 9/11 wouldn't have happened on his watch since he's "extremely, extremely tough on immigration" and there would've been a "good chance" the 9/11 attackers never made it into the US, per CNN. (Trump's had "more training militarily than a lot of the guys that go into the military," per Trump.)

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