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Trump Says Bush and Rubio Suffer From Political Politeness

Republicans' celebrity front-runner draws 1,000 people to an afternoon rally in Waterloo, Iowa.
Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, during a campaign stop in Iowa, took aim at two of his party's nomination rivals, saying that Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio represent one of the things that's wrong with American politics. The problem, according to Trump: They're too nice to each other.

Speaking to more than 1,000 people at a Waterloo dance hall, the blunt-spoken billionaire suggested the two Floridians, who were political allies when Bush was governor and Rubio a state legislator, shouldn't engage in niceties when they're asked about the other because they're really "seething" inside about having to compete.