Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, campaigning in Iowa, called out rival Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, telling voters the businessman’s “rhetoric of divisiveness is wrong.”
“On our side there are people that prey on people’s fears and their angst as well,” Bush said, in an apparent reference to Trump. “I don’t know about you, but I think it is wrong. I believe we need to unify our country.”
Bush said “whether it’s Donald Trump or Barack Obama, their rhetoric of divisiveness is wrong.”
“A Republican will never win by striking fear in people’s hearts,” Bush said in Council Bluffs. “A Republican can win, and will win, if we have an aspirational message that gives people hope that their lives will be better when we apply conservative principles the right way.”
Trump, who routinely attacks Bush by name on the campaign trail, has been making waves with comments on illegal immigrants from Mexico.