Just a week ago, the Trump campaign put out a short but hard-hitting video that scorched both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama for, essentially, fiddling while Rome burned…or, in contemporary terms, playing around in office while the world is on fire. The basic message of the incendiary piece, as Western Journalism reported, was: “Politicians are having fun on our dime while the world is burning.”
Posted to Trump’s Facebook page, that video got more than 2.1 million views and generated more than 97,000 likes and 10,500 comments.
Now, the campaign for the feisty GOP front-runner has released another 15-second piece that skewers one of his main rivals for the nomination, Jeb Bush. And the video makes its point using the words of Jeb’s own mother.
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“Mother Knows Best Jeb” is the punch line of the new release that relies on a TV interview with Barbara Bush in which she was asked if she would like to see Jeb run for president. By clicking on the video above, you can see how the Trump campaign neatly packaged Mrs. Bush’s unequivocal answer into another pithy piece with the accompanying text from “The Donald”: “Even Barbara Bush agrees with me.”
What do you think? Was Barbara Bush’s interview fair game for Trump to use in a campaign video? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.