Donald Trump may be the strong frontrunner now, but he can't continue to be so by making fun of people, says former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, one of Trump's 16 GOP rivals.
"Look, I don't get it. I don't see how over the long haul that you can insult your way to the nomination or the president – certainly not the presidency – and not the nomination either," Bush said Thursday on CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper."
Bush said he agreed with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who in a speech to the National Press Club Thursday morning accused Trump
of caring for nothing but himself and called him an unserious candidate and "carnival act."
Trump should be treated like all candidates, Bush told Tapper, and said the billionaire real estate developer must share with voters his experiences that qualify him to be president of the United States, what his ideas are.
"And so far, at least, he has not been serious about that," Bush said. "I think he believes that he can insult his way to the presidency, and I don't think history is a really good guide for that."
Bush responded to Trump's most recent attack
on businesswoman Carly Fiorina. Trump was quoted in Rolling Stone as saying of Fiorina: "Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?"
Trump told CNN on Thursday he was not talking about Fiorina's looks, but Fiorina's persona.
"This disparaging of women is deeply troubling," Bush said. "It just doesn't make any sense to me. Carly Fiorina has made a good contribution already and will continue to make a contribution in this nomination process. She should be respected as a talented person and a viable candidate."
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