Republican presidential hopeful and former Florida Governor, Jeb Bush says he’d like to square off with real estate mogul Donald Trump in a one-on-one debate. Asked Monday what he would say to the GOP presidential front-runner if he walked into the room, Bush offered some tough talk. “Donald, I’ll take you on one-on-one in a debate, any time, any place,” Bush said at an event hosted by the Forum Club in Palm Beach, Florida. “You name it and I’ll do it.” According to the Huffingtonpost, the former governor of Florida has sharpened his rhetoric against Trump in recent weeks. At the last GOP debate in Las Vegas, Bush stood his own against his foe, calling Trump a “chaos candidate” who is unprepared for the White House. The pair has had a share of accusations and insults against each other in their respective campaigns.
Preparing for Jan debate
According to TIME, Bush, polling at 4% last week, is trailing far behind Trump, who leads the field at 28% in the same Quinnipiac University poll. The two candidates have repeatedly traded jabs, setting up for a main event fight that could be entertaining—as neither campaign has held any punches. Trump called Bush “low energy,” while Bush went as far as calling the billionaire a“jerk” earlier in December. The next Republican presidential debate is on Jan. 14 2016 in Charleston, South Carolina.
Battle of words on Twitter
The Republican front-runner, Trump and the campaign of the former Florida governor, Jeb Bush traded tweets aimed at drawing attention to each other’s behavior. The supporters of both men are also not left out in the Twitter ranting, as name-calling and insults have become the order of the day. Trump is known on the campaign trail for spouting off inflammatory comments on social media often aimed at his opponent Bush.