Jeb Bush trolls The Donald after Trump's latest "low energy" burn

Can Jeb win a war of insults with Trump? It's hard to see it -- but he's trying

By Sophia Tesfaye

Senior Politics Editor

Published September 8, 2015 10:06PM (EDT)

  (AP/Richard Shiro/Rogelio V. Solis/Photo montage by Salon)
(AP/Richard Shiro/Rogelio V. Solis/Photo montage by Salon)

Donald Trump may have just released a hilarious SNL-type ad mocking Jeb Bush's "low energy" campaign but Jeb! wants Republican voters to know that there is still an exclamation point before Bush, responding to Trump's jab with yet another attempt to undermine the billionaire's credibility.

As the conservative Daily Caller noted in article on Monday, during a 2007 interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, Trump said Hillary Clinton “would do a good job” negotiating a nuclear deal with Iran because she “always surrounded herself with very good people.”

Bush's campaign published that short clip from Trump's interview in an Instagram post hours after the release of Trump's ad mocking Trump's campaign as a bore. The clip was captioned, "who would you trust to #stopirandeal?"

Trump is scheduled to headline a Washington, D.C. rally against the historic Iranian nuclear deal tomorrow along with Republican presidential rival Sen. Ted Cruz and Sarah Palin.

Who would you trust to #stopirandeal?

A video posted by Jeb Bush (@jebbush) on

The Bush campaign's apparent response to Trump's "low energy" jab may have been fast but it hardly serves to undermine the credibility of a man who claims the Bible is his favorite book but refuses to cite a favorite verse, has called for a one-time 14.25 percent tax on the wealthy, and admits to once loving Hillary Clinton.

Trump garners nearly 30 percent support from Republicans nationwide, according to the latest Real Clear Politics average.

By Sophia Tesfaye

Sophia Tesfaye is Salon's senior editor for news and politics, and resides in Washington, D.C. You can find her on Twitter at @SophiaTesfaye.

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