Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) criticized presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, saying “people are really going to feel betrayed” when the businessman’s promises don’t work out.
Bush, who also ran in the GOP presidential primary, gave Trump credit for “understanding how the media works.”
“Trump, you know, to his credit was very smart at exploiting these kind of opportunities,” Bush said in an interview with MSNBC on Monday.
But Bush said there’s a downside to Trump’s ability to “manipulate the environment to his effect.”
“The tragedy of this though, is that there isn’t going to be a wall built. And Mexico’s not going to pay for it. And there’s not going to be a ban on Muslims,” Bush said. “None of that is ― this is all like an alternative universe that he created. The reality is, that’s not going to happen. And people are going to be deeply frustrated and the divides will grow in our country.”
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), who was another GOP presidential hopeful, made similar statements on Monday.
“It’s a wall. But it’s a technological wall. It’s a digital wall. There are some that hear, ‘This is going to be 1,200 miles from Brownsville to El Paso. Thirty feet high.’ And listen, I know you can’t do that,” Perry told Snapchat’s Peter Hamby.
Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist