Bush: Kasich ‘has nothing going on’ in South Carolina

Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush on Wednesday said primary rival John Kasich has no shot to win the South Carolina primary.


“Well, he has nothing going on down here, best we can tell,” Bush said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

Bush, who finished fourth in the New Hampshire primary, said Kasich had a “one-state strategy” in New Hampshire, where the Ohio governor finished second. 

“He had a one-state strategy, and it was effective,” Bush said. “But he’s not as conservative as me, and his record is not nearly as good as mine.”

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“I know that when you go against Donald Trump, he gets upset and starts tweeting, you know, a firestorm of insults,” he said. “But to show my steadiness and to show his lack of steadiness is part of the process over the next 10 days.” 

Bush also called Trump’s plan to ban Muslim immigration to the U.S. “horrific.”

“This is a horrific idea, and it sends this signal of divisiveness at a time when we need to find things that unite us.”