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campaign 2016

Donald Trump calls out Jeb Bush for 'dumb' statements, says he's not electable

Before a town hall in New Hampshire Wednesday evening, Donald Trump told reporters his fellow Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush has been saying "dumb" things, and he doesn't "see how he's electable."

"One of the dumber things I've ever heard in politics is [Bush] talking about Iraq, how we the United States have to show them that we have 'skin in the game' in order to go into Iraq,” Trump said. "We lost $2 trillion, thousands of lives, wounded warriors that I love all over the place. Every time a shot is fired, they run because there practically is no Iraq, whatever that is. ... For him to say that we have to show them that we have 'skin in the game' is one of the really dumb statements."

Trump added that another "dumb statement" was Bush referring to immigration as an "act of love." "Between Common Core and his 'act of love' on immigration and 'skin in the game' with Iraq, I don't see how he's electable." Trump called Bush "low energy" and "out of touch" when it comes to women's health care. "No one's going to be better on women's health issues than Donald Trump," he said.