The President’s son, Donald Trump Jr., unleashed fire and fury on Jeb Bush after he criticized any meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin alone.
Bush retweeted a column from the National Review’s Rich Lowry in which he believes a behind closed doors meeting with Trump could have led to all kinds of trouble for America, the President, and the rest of the world.
“I’m not opposed to an American president meeting with Putin, so long as the conditions are right and we are clear what we think we are going to accomplish,” Lowry wrote.
“That doesn’t seem to apply here, and it’s a really bad idea for Trump to meet alone with Putin and possibly make some sort of statement that Putin interprets or misinterprets as flashing green light for further adventurism.”
Fair enough. Bush shared the article, and Trump Jr. absolutely unloaded on him, citing his brother’s failures in the Iraq War and ripping Jeb for suddenly being a “bada**” now that he’s on the sideline after being beaten in the 2016 election.
Is it as bad as an idea as invading Iraq, nation building for 16 years and nothing to show for it? Ask your brother Jeb!
Weird how everyone becomes a badass two years after the fight. https://t.co/AaHGgd6cnI
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 16, 2018
Bush consistently attacked President Trump before the election when it came to the former’s desire to thaw relations with Putin and Russia.
“We need a president who will stand up to Putin, not coddle him,” he wrote in one message about then-candidate Trump.
“A true freedom-loving conservative wouldn’t be flattered by praise from a despot like Putin,” another reads.
Now, when it’s easy to pile on Trump, low-energy Jeb has finally decided to chime in again.
They all sat quietly for 8 years but now they speak out. I am so disappointed with them. I was always a big W supporter but now they make me smh.
— GA (@TMAA70) July 16, 2018
Jeb. Just sit down and be quiet.
— The Big Caller (@BIGCallers) July 16, 2018
Trump’s roast of Jeb (please clap) is another in an ongoing spat between the two. (RELATED: Jeb! Bush Attacks Trump’s Kids, Immediately Regrets It).
During a speech at Yale University, Bush took a shot at the President saying he goes home every day to children “who actually love me.”
Trump Jr. would later cancel a fundraising event for Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush after Jeb repeatedly criticized the President for his immigration policies.
Who knows, maybe this feud will extend all the way to 2024 when the pair are squaring off in the Republican primaries?
It’s clear a lot of Jeb’s criticism of President Trump stems from their primary battles, in which then-candidate Trump was very critical of Bush. Jeb likely has not gotten over his primary loss to an outsider in Donald Trump and thus continues to criticize him every chance he gets.