Jeb Bush called Donald Trump an “ass---” in a private conversation with a donor, according to a new report. Bush also insulted the billionaire by saying he is a “buffoon” and a “clown,” according to Politico.
The former Florida governor will be standing next to the business mogul when the two Republican candidates face off at Thursday night's debate with eight other GOP White House hopefuls.
Trump is the GOP frontrunner, as several national polls show him leading Bush. His campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Bush and Trump have repeatedly battled since Trump entered the race in June, most notably when the reality television star suggested that Bush backs immigration reform because his wife was born in Mexico.
Bush countered by arguing that Trump paints a false picture of GOP values during remarks made last month.
“I don’t think he represents the Republican Party, and his views are way outside the mainstream of what most Republicans think,” Bush said