Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush aimed his sights repeatedly at Donald Trump during Tuesday's Republican presidential debate, telling the real estate mogul “you’re not going to be able to insult your way to the presidency.”
Bush’s first attack focused on Trump’s plan to ban all Muslims from entering the U.S.
“It’s not a serious proposal,” Bush said. “It will push the Arab world away when we need them to engage.”
“Trump is great at one-liners,” Bush continued. “But he is a chaos candidate.”
Saying "You're fired!" won Donald Trump stardom on reality TV but it's not likely to end the crazy in his embattled presidential campaign. Trump's firing, dismissal, purge, acceptance of resignation, ambiguous goodbye — whatever you want to call it — of his hot-headed, loose-with-his-hands campaign manager Corey Lewandowski on Monday is just the latest effort to bring a semblance of order to a chaotic campaign machine.
Donald Trump said at a rally Wednesday his campaign has never been so well united - but those close to him say otherwise. Fellow Republicans are starting to turn on Trump and his own running mate, Mike Pence, is contradicting Trump by endorsing John McCain and Paul Ryan.
Seeking to move past the tumult that has damaged his campaign since he accepted the GOP presidential nomination, Donald Trump tried this week to broaden his appeal and sow the seeds for a competitive fall race against Hillary Clinton.
Trump shook up his campaign leadership, launched television ads, gave one of the best speeches of his candidacy and quietly visited flood-ravaged Louisiana. But much of his effort was overshadowed by the announcement Friday that his campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, had resigned, completing the shift in power at the top of Trump’s campaign but keeping alive the sense of turbulence within the operation.
GOP strategist and NBC News political analyst Mike Murphy says "Trump is doubling down on failure by launching an overnight Twitter rant against former Miss Universe Alicia Machado encouraging Americans to "check put sex tape and [Machado's] past." Hillary Clinton responded by saying "This is a Machado meltdown and unhinged..."
Keep in mind that this tape was recorded when Donald Trump was a progressive liberal Democrat. and friends with the Clintons.
There have been some extraordinary 24-hour periods in recent American political history. Consider the chaos surrounding the 2000 presidential election, for example, or the 1998 impeachment crisis, when House Republicans forced one Speaker to resign, only to see his successor quit soon after.
But when it comes to campaignhistory, Americans have probably never seen anything quite like the developments between Friday and Saturday afternoon.
As most of the planet has learned, Donald Trump was recorded in 2005 boasting about his romantic exploits, which eventually led him to brag about committing sexual assaults.....
From reports of transition team infighting to people leaving or declining positions in a Trump administration to a failure to sign a document to allow communication with the Obama White House, a sense of chaos in what already is a hurried process appears to be dogging Donald Trump's transition to power just one week into his surprise victory.
It’s been a week since Donald Trump took the oath of office to become the nation’s 45th president, though it certainly feels more like a month. And if the past seven days have had a defining characteristic, it’s been this -- CHAOS.
Las Vegas (CNN) Jeb Bush just gave the political equivalent of an "I told you so" to President Donald Trump.
"When I ran for office, I said he is a chaos candidate and would be a chaos president," Bush said on Friday. "Unfortunately, so far chaos organizes the presidency right now."
BUSH IS THE SIGN THAT THE CHAOS IS BENIGN
People, this "I told you so" by Jeb Bush (who'd have certainly lost to Hillary had he been the nominee) is a certain sign that all the chaos and tumult we are seeing, despite appearances, is BENIGN; that it has an underlying order and organization directed by the Hand of Providence that in the end will prove good for the prosperity and security of our country and peace of the world. And just as "Candidate Chaos" won the election because in part he was perceived by middle class voters as anti-Bush, and a necessary disruptive force to radically reverse the economic, military and geopolitical decline of our country, so will "President Chaos" win reelection is 2020 with the promise to continue the awesome work of national regeneration and
In 1982 with the economy in a state of stagflationary recession (double digit unemployment, inflation and interest rates), and Reagan's Gallup approval rating at 37%, it was said by Libs and GOP Rinos and moderates that his presidency was "effectively over."
Then came the "voodoo," "trickle down" economic boom that sent jobs creation and GDP growth soaring; and in 1984 Reagan was reelected in a crushing 49 state landslide. In fact, the economy was so supercharged by Reagan's policies and business friendly pro-growth free market leadership that the S&L Crisis and market crash of the late 1980s could do nothing to stop or reverse it. And in 1988 with the Cold War practically over and a prospering America wanting Reaganism to continue elected George H. W. Bush President in a 40 state landslide.
Now in 2020 it's doubtful that Donald Trump will win a Reagan like reelection victory. What he'll have however is an easier path to 270 than he had in 2016 - which he'll achieve on Election Day, this time before midnight.