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Jeb Bush lays into Rubio: 'He can make grown men cry' but what has he done?

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush attended a campaign event at FN Manufacturing, a firearms producer, in Columbia, S.C., on Tuesday.

Travis Dove | New York Times

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush attended a campaign event at FN Manufacturing, a firearms producer, in Columbia, S.C., on Tuesday.

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LEESVILLE, S.C. - Jeb Bush offered perhaps his most pointed remarks about Marco Rubio, calling him a gifted speaker but an unaccomplished "back bench" Senator.

"He's a gifted speaker, man. He an light up a room. He's charismatic. He can make grown men cry," Bush told a full audience at Shealy's Bar-B-Que.

"But what in his life would suggest that he can make a tough decision? Is there something in his past that would give you confidence that he can do it? Look Barack OBama is a gifted speaker ... what was in his background that could give you a sense that he could make a tough decision?"

"We don't need a talker as president of the United States," Bush said.

Rubio yesterday said Bush had "zero" foreign policy experience. Asked for a response to Bush's comments, Rubio's campaign shared this video from earlier Tuesday.

[Last modified: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 7:59pm]

    

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