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PolitiFact Florida: Jeb Bush on Trump's political affiliation, Obama deporting criminals

PolitiFact Florida took on a pair of claims by former Gov. Jeb Bush about GOP presidential rival Donald Trump and current President Barack Obama.

After losing ground to Trump in the polls following the first GOP presidential debate, Jeb Bush has gone on the attack, questioning the real estate mogul's Republican bona fides.

"Mr. Trump doesn't have a proven conservative record," Bush said at a town hall in Merrimack, N.H., on Aug. 19, 2015. "He was a Democrat longer in the last decade than he was a Republican."

We know Trump has changed his political affiliation several times over the years, but we wanted to figure out just when and how the billionaire liked to party.

PolitiFact Florida rated Bush's statement Half True. Click here to read why.

Bush also said the federal government needs to start deporting criminals.

"The federal government right now does not deport criminals," he said at a town hall in New Hampshire on Aug. 19. "I don't believe that we should take people that are here in the shadows and deport them all -- the cost of that would be in the hundreds of billions of dollars, it would rip up communities -- it's not appropriate. But criminals should be deported, and right now the Obama administration is not doing that."

Bush was essentially bashing GOP frontrunner Donald Trump for his immigration plans, which include deporting millions of illegal immigrants. But is Bush correct that Obama's administration is not deporting criminals? In a word, no.

We rated his claim False. For more, click here.

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