Republican presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpFirst 100 days: A true reflection of Trump, poor reflection of America Fox poll: Trump approval below 50 percent Pelosi gives Trump an incomplete for first 100 days MORE early Monday mocked rival Jeb Bush for a scheduled campaign appearance with the former Florida governor’s brother, former President George W. Bush.
Funny that Jeb(!) didn't want help from his family in his failed campaign and didn't even want to use his last name.Then mommy, now brother!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 15, 2016
Trump asked in a later Tweet if George W. Bush's appearance means he is "fair game" for questions about the World Trade Center, Iraq War and "eco collapse."
Now that George Bush is campaigning for Jeb(!), is he fair game for questions about World Trade Center, Iraq War and eco collapse? Careful!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 15, 2016
Jeb Bush and George W. Bush are scheduled to appear together at their first campaign rally Monday evening in North Charleston, S.C., ahead of the Palmetto State’s primary.
George W. Bush, who is popular in South Carolina, last week was featured in a radio ad in which he touted his brother as a "steady leader."
"We live in troubled times, with the military deployed around the world. We need a strong leader with experience, ideas and resolve," the former president says in the ad.
Jeb Bush, coming off a fourth-place finish in the New Hampshire primary, is averaging 10 percent support in South Carolina, behind Trump, Ted CruzTed CruzOvernight Defense: Senators go to White House for North Korea briefing | Admiral takes 'hit' for aircraft carrier mixup | Lawmakers urged to beef up US missile defense Senators get North Korea briefing in unusual WH visit Overnight Tech: FCC chief unveils plan for net neutrality rollback | Tech on Trump's sweeping tax plan | Cruz looks to boost space industry MORE, Marco RubioMarco RubioWhat’s with Trump’s spelling mistakes? Boeing must be stopped from doing business with Iran Top Trump officials push border wall as government shutdown looms MORE and John Kasich.
“Wow, Jeb Bush, whose campaign is a total disaster, had to bring in mommy to take a slap at me,” Trump tweeted then. “Not nice!”
--This report was updated at 9:07 a.m.