Bush suggests Trump dealing to help Clinton win
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Jeb Bush on Tuesday questioned whether GOP presidential rival Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump goes after Cassidy after saying he wouldn't support him for president in 2024 Jan. 6 panel lays out criminal contempt case against Bannon Hillicon Valley — Presented by Xerox — Agencies sound alarm over ransomware targeting agriculture groups MORE made a deal with Democratic front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonOvernight Defense & National Security — Presented by Raytheon Technologies — Nation mourns Colin Powell The Memo: Powell ended up on losing side of GOP fight Powell death leads to bipartisan outpouring of grief MORE to get elected to the White House. 

"Maybe Donald negotiated a deal with his buddy @HillaryClinton. Continuing this path will put her in the White House," the former Florida governor tweeted. 

Trump, however, has repeatedly dismissed those charges, noting that he has attacked Hillary Clinton hard throughout his campaign.
 
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Bush included a tweet sent from Trump's account moments earlier where the businessman touted polling figures suggesting a majority of his supporters would stick with him should he drop out of the GOP race and run as an independent. 
 
Republicans have battled with the possibility that the freewheeling real estate tycoon may become their party's nominee since he skyrocketed to the top of polls after entering the race over the summer, where he has remained. But they have worried about their chances should he run as an independent.
 
While Trump publicly patched things up with Republican Party officials when he signed a loyalty pledge in early September, his comments this week calling for a ban on Muslims entering the U.S. has prompted fierce criticism, including from GOP leaders.
 
GOP chairmen in the early-voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina have denounced Trump's latest remarks. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus earlier Tuesday also joined a chorus of political voices disagreeing with his comments.
 
Several of Trump's Republican rivals have previously voiced skepticism of his relationship with Bill and Hillary Clinton, who attended his Palm Beach, Fla., wedding in 2005. Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonThe Memo: Powell ended up on losing side of GOP fight A pandemic of hyper-hypocrisy is infecting American politics Is Wall Street serving its own interests by supporting China's? MORE also reportedly called Trump ahead of his entrance into the GOP race.
 
Bush has been lagging in polls for the GOP nomination for months, and his allied super-PAC this week released a new ad aggressively going after Trump and other Republican rivals on the issue of national security and terrorism.