Jeb Bush Is Wrong, Donald Trump Is Not "Uninformed"

While Jeb Bush is right about Donald Trump playing the media "like a fiddle," he is very mistaken on another point.

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Jeb Bush doesn’t think the Republican frontrunner for the presidential nomination, Donald Trump, is fit to be the commander in chief of the country because he's isn’t serious about matters like foreign policy and terrorism.

"I have great doubts about Donald Trump's ability to be commander in chief," Bush said on CBS' Face the Nation. ''If you listen to him talk, it's kind of scary to be honest with you, because he's not a serious candidate."

While the former Florida governor was spot-on about his rival on most points, such as that he plays the media to his advantage, Bush was wrong when he said that Trump is "uninformed."

"Look, I just think he's uninformed,” he told moderator John Dickerson. “He's playing you guys like a fiddle, the press, by saying outrageous things and garnering attention. That's his strategy, is to dominate the news.”

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In the days following the announcement of his candidacy, it was perhaps all right to assume Trump, a media mogul, was a non-serious candidate who would entertain people with his over-the-top antics. However, within a matter of a few weeks, he proved he was more than that.

Not only did he manage to consistently top polls, but he also pulled in large crowds to his rally.

Much to the amazement of his critics, he has maintained his lead for almost five months and all of this was possible because he knew exactly how to distort facts to generate controversies.

As has been demonstrated by him on multiple occasions, he has proven he is a bigot by choice. He hates political correctness and seems to take a perverse pleasure in maligning and mocking immigrants, women, African Americans, Muslims and disabled people, no matter how much it offends and affects them.

Despite witnessing the consequences of his vitriol, e.g. when a black protester was beaten up at one of his campaign stops, Trump applauded the violent behavior of his supporters and defended their actions.

By calling him uninformed, Bush suggests Trump is ignorant about his actions and consequences — and Donald Trump is anything but that. He knows exactly what he's doing: pandering to the basest tendencies of the electorate and attempting to legitimize their bigotry. 

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