Jeb: Elect Trump if you want gridlock
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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush attacked Republican presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpGuardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa wins GOP primary in NYC mayor's race Garland dismisses broad review of politicization of DOJ under Trump Schumer vows next steps after 'ridiculous,' 'awful' GOP election bill filibuster MORE during a town hall in South Carolina on Saturday, saying the divisive figure is not the kind of leader that would be able to break through Washington gridlock. 
"If this election is about how we're going to fight to get nothing done, then ... I don't want any part of it," he said, according to CNN
"I've got a lot of really cool things I could do other than sit around, being miserable, listening to people demonize me and me feeling compelled to demonize them. That is a joke. Elect Trump if you want that," he said. 
The comment drew one of the biggest responses during the event from the crowd of about 500, twice the amount he normally attracts on the trail, according to CNN. 
The event was headlined by Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), who led the day-long Benghazi hearing Thursday. 
Trump is currently dominating among Republican candidates in South Carolina, with 36 percent support compared to Bush's 6 percent, according to a recent CNN/ORC poll. 
Trump mocked Bush's recent decision to lay off staffers and cut salaries Saturday, but Bush also mocked Trump back. 
"There's a lot of big personalities on the stage. A lot of them. One in particular," he said, mocking one of Trump's favorite words. "Huge, huge, huge!"
Bush also criticized Trump for saying he would send refugees fleeing the Syrian civil war back to Syria if he becomes president. 
"If we don't stand for people that will die because of their faith, wow, we have really lost our way," he said. 
"I think Donald Trump is dead wrong on this, and I am right," Bush said, adding that he expected a Twitter attack from Trump, who frequently takes to the social media platform to respond to attacks. 
It was Bush's second trip to South Carolina, a state he has predicted he will win. After his speech, the former Florida governor was warmly greeted by attendees, who encouraged him not to give up. 
Bush recently opened a third office in the state, and has eight paid staffers on the ground, CNN reported. 

- Updated at 3:39 p.m.