Donald Trump came to the Iowa State Fair by way of his private helicopter and after he landed in Trumpian fashion, he ripped into one of his rivals, Jeb Bush, over some of his Iraq war comments at the same Iowa State Fair. Jeb was heckled by a member of the audience when it came to the Iraq war and Trump used his words against him.
MCCAMMON: A jab, it seemed, at Republican rival Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. They're coming to the fair tomorrow but are not scheduled to attend the Soapbox with its opportunity for questions and heckling. For example, asked about the rise of ISIS, Bush said the Obama administration has no strategy in Iraq. That led to this exchange with a member of the audience who pointed out that his brother, George W. Bush, signed off on the eventual withdrawal of U.S. combat forces in 2011.
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BUSH: First of all, the Iraqis want our help. They want to know that we have skin in the game, that we're committed to this. We don't have to...
The idea that America doesn't have skin in the game not only angered many of us, but it also got under the Donald's skin as well.
Trump: He said ‘skin in the game.’ I don’t know if you saw his recent statement…We’ve spent two trillion dollars, thousands of lives lost, wounded warriors who I love all over the place. And he said we have to prove we have skin in the game. I think it may be one of the dumbest statements I ever heard.”
But when he said we had to prove to Iraq that we have skin in the game and we've lost all of those lives and all of that money, I think he should apologize to the families of the people.
Jeb Bush is turning out to be a dud as a presidential candidate and Trump is making him look silly in the process.