Donald Trump used Jeb Bush’s mother against him in an Instagram attack ad

Instagram attack ads are a thing now, apparently?


William Turton


Published Aug 24, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 2:43 am CDT

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is using an unlikely weapon against Jeb Bush in an Instagram attack ad: Bush’s mother.

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The businessman-turned-2016-GOP-frontrunner’s latest Instagram post uses footage from Today interview with Barbara Bush in which the former first lady discouraged her son from running for president.

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Hillary Clinton reaches new low. #TrumpVlog

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Trump currently leads the Republican presidential field by 11 percentage points, according to the Real Clear Politics polling average.

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*First Published: Aug 24, 2015, 3:54 pm CDT