Jeb Bush’s campaign thinks George W. Bush is their not-so-secret weapon in next Saturday’s pivotal primary. Donald Trump couldn’t care less.
Holding a 20-point lead in the state over his nearest rival with a week to go, Trump blasted the former president for the national security record his brother’s campaign plans to tout, blaming him not just for the Iraq War but for the 9/11 terror attacks.
“The World Trade Center came down during your brother’s reign. Remember that,” Trump said to the former Florida governor, prompting a long, contentious back-and-forth.
In a state that’s home to a large number of military installations and veterans, the supercharged showdown between two candidates who’ve been sparring for months could play big, potentially reordering the race in the final week.
Our Principles PAC, launched last month with the purpose of attacking Trump, is preparing to blanket South Carolina’s airwaves with a new ad featuring Trump’s past statement that impeaching George W. Bush “would have been a good thing.”