Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said in Thursday's GOP presidential debate that he did not use the insulting names against Donald Trump that were attributed to him in a Politico story.
According to the article,
although Bush has refrained from using slurs against Trump, he has in private referred to him as a clown, a buffoon and "something else that cannot repeated on television," moderator Megyn Kelly said.
"None of which is true," Bush said on the debate stage where, as the candidate currently second in the polls, was standing right next to Trump, who is in first place.
But Bush did say that he believes Trump's language is divisive.
"I want to win," Bush said. "I want one of these people here or the ones at 5 o'clock, to be the next president of the United States. We're not going to win by doing what Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton do each and every day: dividing the country."
Trump, who has called Bush "a joke on immigration" in the past, said on Thursday that he is "a true gentleman."
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