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Jeb Bush: Donald Trump Is A 'Chaos Candidate' | The Huffington Post EDITION US عربي (Arabi) Australia Brasil Canada Deutschland España France Ελλάδα (Greece) India Italia 日本 (Japan) 한국 (Korea) Maghreb México Québec (En Francais) United Kingdom United States INFORM • INSPIRE • ENTERTAIN • EMPOWER NEWS WorldPost Highline Science Education Weird News Business TestKitchen Tech College Media POLITICS Pollster Election Results Eat the Press HuffPost Hill Candidate Confessional So That Happened ENTERTAINMENT Sports Comedy Celebrity Books Entertainment TV Arts + Culture WELLNESS Healthy Living Travel Style Taste Home Weddings Divorce Sleep GPS for the Soul WHAT'S WORKING Impact Green Good News Global Health VOICES Black Voices Latino Voices Women Fifty Religion Queer Voices Parents Teen College VIDEO ALL SECTIONS Arts + Culture Black Voices Books Business Candidate Confessional Celebrity College Comedy Crime Divorce Dolce Vita Eat the Press Education Election Results Entertainment Fifty Good News Green Healthy Living Highline Home Horoscopes HuffPost Data HuffPost Hill Impact Latino Voices Media Outspeak Parents Politics Pollster Queer Voices Religion Science Small Business So That Happened Sports Style Taste Tech Teen TestKitchen Travel TV Weddings Weird News Women WorldPost FEATURED GPS for the Soul Hawaii OWN Dr. Phil Quiet Revolution Talk to Me Don't Stress the Mess Endeavor Fearless Dreamers Generation Now Inspiration Generation Paving the Way The Power Of Humanity Sleep + Wellness What's Working: Purpose + Profit What's Working: Small Businesses POLITICS Jeb Bush: Donald Trump Is A 'Chaos Candidate' Zing! 12/15/2015 09:17 pm ET | Updated Dec 16, 2015 Jessica Schulberg Foreign Affairs Reporter, The Huffington Post Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush aimed his sights repeatedly at Donald Trump during Tuesday’s Republican presidential debate, telling the real estate mogul “you’re not going to be able to insult your way to the presidency.” Bush’s first attack focused on Trump’s plan to ban all Muslims from entering the U.S. “It’s not a serious proposal,” Bush said. “It will push the Arab world away when we need them to engage.” “Trump is great at one-liners,” Bush continued. “But he is a chaos candidate." ASSOCIATED PRESS Jeb Bush speaks during the CNN Republican presidential debate at the Venetian Hotel & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) Despite his opposition to a complete ban on Muslim entry to the U.S., Bush has spoken in support of a religion-based system for refugee admissions from Syria in which Christians would take priority over Muslims. He did not reiterate that position during the debate, and instead insisted that “the refugee issue will be solved if we destroy ISIS” in Iraq and Syria. Bush supports directly arming the Kurdish peshmerga fighters in the fight against the self-described Islamic State, also known as ISIS. He noted that it would be impossible to ask Muslims to work with the Americans to defeat the Islamic State if they are banned from entering the U.S. The former Florida governor honed in on Trump again later while discussing his strategy to deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin, referencing Trump’s September admission that he forms his foreign policy opinions by watching “the shows.” “I won't get my information from the shows. I don't know if that's Saturday morning or Sunday morning,” Bush said, in a nod to networks’ former tradition of airing Saturday morning cartoons . “I don't know which one.” Instead of rebuffing Bush’s jab by spelling out a strategy for countering Putin, Trump accused the moderators -- including conservative talk show host Hugh Hewitt -- of being “very unprofessional” for goading Bush into attacking Trump in an effort to boost ratings. “I think it’s very sad that CNN leads Jeb Bush down a road by starting all the questions, ‘Mr. Trump this, Mr. Trump that.’ I think it’s very sad,” Trump said. “Look, the simple fact is, if you think this is tough you're not being treated fairly, imagine what it's going to be like dealing with Putin or dealing with President Xi, or dealing with the Islamic terrorism that exists,” Bush interjected. “This is a tough business, to run for president. ... You're never going to be president of the United States by insulting your way to the presidency.” Trump responded by citing his rival’s sinking poll numbers , retorting, “So far, I'm doing better.” Read more from the GOP debate here . Ariel Edwards-Levy contributed to this report.  This post has been updated to include comments from later in the debate about weekend news shows and questions focused on Trump. Related: These Tweets May Have Been The Best Part Of The GOP Debate Rick Santorum Doesn’t Think Women Are Capable Of Serving On The Front Lines Just Watch This Video Of Republican Presidential Candidates Being Awkward The Daily Show Has Some 'Facts' About The GOP Candidates That You Should Know Also on HuffPost: Last GOP Debate Of 2015 Last GOP Debat