The months-long feud between Donald Trump and Jeb Bush went to a whole new place on Friday night as the GOP front-runner needled the former Florida governor for recruiting his “mommy,” former first lady Barbara Bush, to help promote her son’s candidacy.
It began with a new video message and handwritten letter by the Bush family matriarch that is being sent to voters in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. In the video, she says that “When push comes to shove people are going to realize Jeb has real solutions, rather than talking about how popular they are, how great they are.”
That’s seen as subtle knock at Trump and other GOP rivals, but — as we’ve seen so many other times over the course of this campaign — even the slightest of knocks doesn’t go unnoticed by the New York real estate magnate.
No, your eyes do not deceive you — that is indeed Barbara Bush, the former first lady, literacy advocate and mother of another former president — wearing eye-black and shoulder pads…