Republican presidential candidate and front runner Donald Trump sensing some weakness in the campaign of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is of the opinion that if Bush cannot run his own campaign he shouldn’t be running the country. Trump was in Jacksonville campaigning, which was attended by thousands of raucous supporters, a day after Bush announced that his campaign was trimming and 40% of payroll for those staff that remained.
Trump is campaigning using his own money and says he has only spent a couple of million dollars thus far and is leading the polls. While he was at it Trump made sure toInclude Florida Sen., Marco Rubio, saying he’s out of money and “sweating like a dog.”
Trump has upped the rhetoric if that’s possible after two Iowa polls found his numbers slipping behind Ben Carson.
As is the custom of trump he doubted the veracity of those poll numbers.To this point Carson and Trump have remained somewhat amicable with each other’s campaigns.
That mutual sign of respect may be changing very soon.
Trump told NBC that Carson has “been very nice to me, I’ve been very nice to him. I don’t know that that’s going to continue — in a certain way I hope it doesn’t, because everybody that’s attacked me is down.”
However, Trump took issue with Carson’s use of super PAC money.
“I hear in Iowa that there’s going to be a merger of Ben Carson — and I like him, he’s a nice guy — they’re going to merge their super PACs,” Trump said. “He’s got two of them and they’re going to run, and they’ve been running his campaign and he doesn’t hardly have to go there. And I’m saying, ‘What am I, why — I’m not allowed to do anything?
“I love Iowa,” Trump said. “I honestly think those polls are wrong.” Trump then said that the two polling groups responsible for the numbers, Quinnipiac and Bloomberg, “do not like me.”
Earlier this month, Trump called Quinnipiac a “great polling company” and “the real deal.”
Standard operating procedure for Trump and amazingly it seems to be selling to around 25 to 28% of Republican voters.