Oh, this is rich. Jeb Bush has challenged Donald Trump to a one-on-one debate, “any time, any place.”
Speaking at a luncheon in Palm Beach, Florida on Monday, Bush said “Donald, I’ll take you on one-on-one in a debate, any time, any place,” in response to a moderator question of what he’d say to the billionaire should he walk in at that moment.
“You name it and I’ll do it,” the former Florida governor said.
Bush is desperately trying to revive his flagging campaign, which Trump has characterized as “low energy,” marked by sliding poll numbers (Chris Christie just passed Bush in the latest Iowa polls) and small crowds.
IOWA: Net favorable rating among likely GOP caucus-goers (Dec avg)
— Adrian Gray (@adrian_gray) December 29, 2015
The two men are scheduled to meet Jan. 16 at the next debate in Charleston, S.C.
What is Trump’s Twitter response to Bush’s challenge?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 29, 2015
Social media users can’t wait for the cage match.
— 𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐡 𝐓𝐢𝐜𝐤 𝐓𝐨𝐜𝐤 ⏰🇺🇸🎸🌴 (@LeahR77) December 29, 2015
— LaurasProminentPlay (@prominentplay) December 29, 2015
@thehill LMAO does Jeb want to be minced meat ?
— Ally (@survivinglife3) December 29, 2015
— Shelly (@ShellyLeigh123) December 28, 2015
This Twitter user explains why he thinks it’s unlikely Trump and Bush will go at it, mano-a-mano.
The champ doesn't fight bums.
— Ray Harvester (@rayharvester) December 28, 2015
And this tweet offers wise advice to Bush.
@TIME take my advise Jeb. Don't.
— Moore Numental (@numoore) December 28, 2015