GOP frontrunner Donald Trump late Monday was "picking" a new social media fight with opponent Jeb Bush, retweeting an unflattering photo of Jeb Bush appearing to pick his nose—the photo was reportedly a composite.
Bush stayed out of the social media fray, but his national press secretary, Kristy Campbell, weighed in, tweeting at about the same time: "Out on Twitter there arose such a clatter, late night twitter-drunk Donald is back at it!"
The online cacophony notwithstanding, Trump continues to lead in the polls. According to the latest Ipsos/Reuters poll (Dec. 19-23), as reported by The Huffington Post, Trump has 39% of the Republican primary vote to second-place Ted Cruz's 13%, with Bush in fourth place at 7%.
Trump followed up Tuesday with another jab. "So, I have spent almost nothing on my run for president and am in 1st place. Jeb Bush has spent $59 million & done. Run country my way!," he said, while on his feed, Bush was talking up an op ed about new threats to U.S. security and a Fox News appearance, as well as promoting relations with Israel.
Trump also tweeted a poll from conservative news site WND and Clout Research asserting that among Republicans, he was doing well with minorities including Hispanics.
Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.
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