Jeb Betting That America Doesn’t Like Trump Mocking People With Disabilities

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Jeb keeps getting this off his chest

After Donald Trump mocked New York Times reporter Serge Kovaleski’s congenital joint condition, Jeb Bush called him a “jerk.” Now Jeb is trying to make that sentiment a little bit louder, running a TV ad in New Hampshire in which someone searches for “Donald Trump is a jerk” on YouTube and finds Jeb stumping. “I gotta get this off my chest,” Jeb says to a staid audience. “Donald Trump is a jerk.”

In Jeb’s stump speeches, he often brings up former Democrat voter Berthy De La Rosa-Aponte, whose daughter has a developmental disability. She inspired Jeb to care about this issue when she called him out during his 1998 gubernatorial campaign. 

Jeb’s anti-Trump tactics have at least earned him a new speaking slot. Tim Dyar, whose 12-year-old son Breylen has cerebral palsy and is featured in the ad, recently opened his diner in South Carolina for Jeb to hold a town hall meeting. Bush is currently in fifth place in South Carolina.