Jeb Bush is going up with a new television ad in New Hampshire featuring Medal of Honor recipients, including one who argues Donald Trump isn’t serious enough to be commander in chief.
“This is no reality show. This is serious business,” retired United States Marine Corps major general James Livingston, making an apparent reference to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, says in the ad. “This is about the livelihood of our kids and grandkids.”
Referencing President Obama, Livingston said: “This commander in chief requires training wheels.”
“Jeb Bush is ready to take the role of commander in chief,” says Leroy Petry, an Army ranger who lost a hand from a grenade in Afghanistan.
The Bush campaign says they are spending more than $600,000 for the ad to run on television and cable in New Hampshire and Boston for three weeks.
Bush has seen his poll numbers fade in New Hampshire. According to the Real Clear Politics polling average, Bush is in sixth place there with 7.5 percent of support. He is trailing Trump, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, former doctor Ben Carson, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
The ad comes as candidates are talking more about national security and terrorism in the wake up the Paris attacks.