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Jeb Bush goes after Donald Trump in new ad airing in New Hampshire

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Jeb Bush is taking a swipe at GOP front-runner Donald Trump, this time for comments mocking a reporter with a disability, in a new advertisement.

The new advertisement — called “Enough” — is  part of the campaign’s rotating ad buy in New Hampshire, according to the campaign.

“I believe life is precious. I believe is truly a gift from God and we’re all equal under God’s watchful eye, that’s what I believe,” the former Florida governor says in the 60-second spot, which features footage from a town-hall meeting. “When anybody, anybody disparages people with disabilities, it sets me off. That’s why I called him a jerk. What kind of person would you want to have in the presidency that does that?”

Bush continues: “At what point to we say enough of this, let’s start solving problems.”

The advertisement is the second in just as many days the campaign has released showing a more compassionate of Bush. On Wednesday, it released an advertisement, “Recovery,” where Bush talked about his daughter’s battle with drug addiction and recovery.

Bush has been struggling in the polls for months, and national polling averages show he is in fifth place with 4.7 percent. Trump, national polling averages compiled by RealClearPolitics, is leading the pack with 35 percent.

In New Hampshire, where the new ad is airing, Bush is in sixth place with 8.7 percent. Trump leads with 30.2 percent, according to New Hampshire polling averages.

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