“Look, Jeb Bush was a very successful governor, he’s a thoughtful man, he was a good, conservative governor. But every day, Donald Trump is emasculating Jeb Bush, and Republican primary voters are not going to default to the establishment candidate who is being weakened by these attacks that go unresponded to.”

Trump has regularly mocked Bush for being a “low-energy person” but still a “nice guy,” while the former governor has responded by criticizing his immigration plan as unrealistic and insufficiently conservative…

“When you add it all up, 54 percent for the non-establishment candidates, and you look at the establishment candidates who are running there right now, and I think their whole conception of the race is off,” he added. “Their whole sense of the mood of the country is off.”