During the 2016 Presidential election, the biggest rivalry within the Republican candidates was definitely between Jeb Bush and Donald Trump. Heading into the election season, Bush was perhaps at the forefront in everyone’s mind of winning the nomination, but history took a different course.
While giving a lecture at Yale University, Governor Bush joked about the results, saying that he wasn’t “going to talk about the 2016 election. I’m still in therapy.”
But, the swipe at the President came when he said that he enjoyed going home every day to his children “who actually love me.”
This incited a response from both Don Jr. and Eric Trump who, in Trump fashion, took to twitter to respond to Bush’s comment.
Jeb! I love everything about my father. I love that he’s a fighter, I love that he has guts, I love that he’s President (all those things you’re not)
Also love that he learned enough about politics in a few weeks to dismantle you piece by piece despite it being your life’s work https://t.co/4fcnA1AgAa
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) March 29, 2018
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) March 29, 2018
Eric referenced a talk Governor Bush was giving during the campaign season where he asked attendees to clap, and it went viral for showing how “low energy” he was as a candidate.
Ultimately, Governor Bush has not responded to the Trump children. But his lecture ended on a serious note when he mentioned that “If there was ever need for a Bill Buckley-like approach to transforming conservatism in this country, it is right now. Maybe not a 19th-century or a 20th-century version of conservatism, but certainly a 21st-century version of that. And sadly, the fracturing of the conservative movement could not come at a worse time.”