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Republican presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump takes shot at new GOP candidate in Ohio over Cleveland nickname GOP political operatives indicted over illegal campaign contribution from Russian national in 2016 On The Money — Dems dare GOP to vote for shutdown, default MORE says Jeb Bush’s struggling White House campaign shows “you can’t buy elections anymore.”
“Bush is so low, listen, wow, what’s going on with that guy?” Trump said at a rally in Clear Lake, Iowa, on Saturday.
“$69 million! It shows you, you can’t buy elections anymore. It’s really true. I think people are too smart for it.”
Bush’s presidential campaign has raised nearly $25 million, and super-PACs supporting the former Florida governor have amassed more than $103 million.
Trump, a billionaire real estate mogul, said he is self-financing his campaign.
He also said Bush is too low-energy to deal with the crises currently facing the nation.
“No, no he’s a little low-energy,” he said. “But that’s — we don’t need low energy, do we agree? We need high-energy.”
“Do you think ISIS wants to know about low-energy?” he added, referring to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). “You gotta knock the hell out of them — boom, boom, boom. You need a lot of energy.”
Trump leads the Republican primary, according to a RealClearPolitics average poll, with 34 percent support nationwide. Bush places sixth in the field with 3.7 percent support.