The video, which poked fun at Bush’s policy positions and admission of smoking pot forty years ago, ended with the punchline, "Are we sure it was only forty years ago?" Trump posted it to Instagram with the caption “Jeb has been confused for 40 years.”
In a statement sent to TPM, Bush spokesperson Allie Brandenburger wrote, “This coming from the candidate who can't remember the names of our biggest enemies around the world. Seems these attacks are running out of steam.”
Brandenburger’s comment referred to Trump's bungled responses during an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt earlier this month. The GOP frontrunner confused the Quds, the special force within Iran Revolutionary Guard, with the Kurdish ethnic group and seemed unfamiliar with the group’s leader, General Soleimani.
Bush’s Communications Director Tim Miller echoed Brandenburger’s statement on Twitter, writing that Trump “needs a 2nd act.”
— Tim Miller (@Timodc) September 21, 2015