2016 Election, Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, NewsEdge

Bush criticizes Trump in NH visit

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Sept. 11– EXETER — Presidential hopeful Jeb Bush, campaigning in New Hampshire on his tax reform plan, challenged Republican front-runner Donald J. Trump’srecord on taxes.

AP_bush_trump_jef_150820_16x9_992The former Florida governor also offered little sympathy for Dr. Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina, both of whom have received criticism from Trump of late.

“They have to get in line,” Bush, with a smile, said to reporters in Exeter on Thursday. “I think I’m still the No. 1 beneficiary of The Donald’s insults. But look, he is who he is. He likes to disparage people. Ultimately, look, as the front-runner, what’s his tax proposal? The last time he had one he called for the largest tax in world history — a tax on assets of 14 1/2 percent.”

Bush continued on, reflecting a potential line of attack in next week’s GOP presidential debate on CNN.

“He has to defend his record and he has to propose things and he has to be serious about it,” Bush said of Trump. “If he wants to be a serious candidate, he needs to act like a serious candidate.”

Bush on Wednesday proposed a Reform and Growth Act of 2017, which aims to simplify the tax code, lower taxes, eliminate loopholes, and help businesses compete globally by lowering the corporate tax rate.

It would also incentivize companies to expand and grow, said state Sen. Russell Prescott, R- Kingston, the owner of R.E. Prescott, a water supply systems company in Exeter, where Bush spoke. Prescott, who endorsed Bush earlier this year, said the plan would help his company, which seeks to construct a second building at the Exeter location.

dtuohy@unionleader.com

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  • Jon Exner

    Plant a bush in the rose garden not the oval office.

  • Jon Exner

    They come out of love.
    *
    jeb bush needs to explain to the American citizens just how giving amnesty to 11+ million illegal alien invaders will put 90+ million unemployed American workers back to work, not to mention the 50+ million people on welfare.

  • Lizard

    Jeb bush should go jump off bridge while holding Hillary’s hand … Just sayin

  • 2riotous

    My one suggestion for this Presidential campaign is that the candidates refrain from
    criticism or insults of each other. I would rather look forward to what they have to say
    rather than wait to see how each one will react to insults. That behavior really takes
    us off message!

    • SaneZidane

      Romney did that, remember? How did that work out for you? Even using hindsight, we still aren’t able to determine why he rolled over and gave up while he was ahead. Threats and/or intimidation incliding payoff is not out of the realm of possibilities. So if it takes insults to expose the weakness of a candidate, then let the games begin.

  • SaneZidane

    Give it up Bush,the average american will no benefit with your RINO proposal. If you want to see republicans sit at home in droves,Jeb, just let the bundled Super PACS operators buy your way into the nomination and see what happens. It sure won’t be president Bush I’ll tell you that, We’ve had enough of your political type politician.

    • JOSEPH MORRIS

      ITS CALLED THE BUSH SYNDROME ON TAXES, EQUALS MORE MONEY IN HIS POCKET AND CRONY ELITES!!! ITS TIME FOR HIS RETIREMENT FROM THE RACE PERIOD!!!! HE PUTS ME TO SLEEP AND MAKES ME VOMIT!!!

      • SaneZidane

        You’re right, but he’s the darling of the corrupt Chamber of Commerce and the fat cat moguls of K Street, DC.

  • dixie

    The invaders will need a Spanish speaking president, ya think? GO AWAY BUSH!

    • sherri palmer

      They had better not vote…

  • Steve Susa

    Do we have to really listen to anything Jeb has to say, the only way he gets the nomination is if it’s fixed!

    • Jon Exner

      Well, reince prebius is working on it.

  • Jon Exner

    Plant a bush in the rose garden not the oval office.

  • sherri palmer

    We have to get thru this damn election, then we can straighten out the voting procedure, who selects who, etc, we know we have a corrupt voting system that needs to be fixed…

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