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Trump Attacks Force Jeb Bush Out Of His Malaise


cnn articleThe following is an excerpt from Maeve Reston and Ashley Killough | October 21, 2015 | CNN.com |

(CNN)The aggressive Jeb Bush that his allies have been waiting for emerged this week -- and it was an attack on his family that got him going.

The former Florida governor launched his most forceful attempt yet to paint Donald Trump as an unserious candidate unfit for the foreign policy decisions that face the country's commander in chief.

First, he punched back hard at Trump's suggestion that his brother, George W. Bush, bore responsibility for the September 11, 2001, attacks and that Trump could have prevented them.

In a series of interviews, Bush then questioned Trump's intellectual heft and understanding of complex world events.

Tuesday, he leveled his most blistering critique to date, with a National Review op-ed accusing the real estate magnate of echoing "the attacks of (liberal filmmaker) Michael Moore and the fringe left" on national security issues.

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