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

Instagram attack ads are a thing now, apparently?


William Turton


Posted on Aug 24, 2015   Updated on 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.

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.

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

Illustration via Max Fleishman 

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