Bush: Trump 'Misinformed,' 'Not a Serious Candidate'

Still better than Hillary
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 29, 2015 10:48 AM CST
Bush: Trump 'Misinformed,' 'Not a Serious Candidate'
Marco Rubio and Donald Trump shake hands as Jeb Bush looks on during GOP presidential debate at Milwaukee Theatre, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015.   (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Jeb Bush, currently languishing in fifth place in polls, has surveyed the leader of the Republican pack and found him lacking. "I have great doubts about Donald Trump's ability to be commander in chief," he tells CBS News in an interview airing Sunday. "I really do. I wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt to see how the campaign unfolded. But if you listen to him talk, it's kind of scary, to be honest with you, because he's not a serious candidate. He's all over the map, misinformed at best and preying on people's fears at worst." Further, per Politico, "I just think he's uninformed. He knows what he's saying. He's smart. He's playing you guys like a fiddle, the press, by saying outrageous things and garnering attention. That's his strategy, is to dominate the news."

Bush adds that "anyone is better than Hillary Clinton," but he's not the only one swinging at Trump and the media, adds the Washington Post. Carly Fiorina, appearing on Fox News Sunday, dinged the frontrunner for berating a reporter with a disability. "This is the pattern, isn’t it? The pattern is—he says something insulting, offensive and outrageous; the media pays attention; then he claims we all misunderstood him. This is the pattern, perhaps, of an entertainer. It’s certainly not the pattern of a leader." (More Jeb Bush stories.)

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