Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Tuesday criticized front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpUN meeting with US, France canceled over scheduling issue Trump sues NYT, Mary Trump over story on tax history McConnell, Shelby offer government funding bill without debt ceiling MORE's comments about Black Lives Matter protesters and Muslim Americans, accusing the billionaire of trying to “create a grievous kind of culture."
“Our country is too good for this,” Bush said in South Carolina, according to CNN.
“This whole idea of preying on people’s deep-seated fears of what the future looks like is not going to work as a campaign tactic over the long haul,” he added.
The former Florida governor slammed Trump for claiming that thousands of Muslim-Americans in New Jersey cheered as the World Trade Center fell on Sept. 11, 2001, and said the roughing up of a Black Lives Matter protestor would never happen at one of his events.
“This is just wrong,” Bush said. “What I remember was a lot of peaceful Muslims disheartened and sad and angry.”
Bush also said that Trump’s “broad-brush attack on people who are as American as anybody else” is “not going to work.”
Trump, the GOP primary leader, has 27.5 percent support according to the RealClearPolitics average of national polls. Bush is in fifth place with 5.5 percent.