Trump mocks Jeb: He "needed mommy to help him"

Posted at 9:52 PM, Jan 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-23 07:18:41-05

Republican front-runner Donald Trump took to Twitter Friday night to slam former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush over his campaign's new ad that features his 90-year-old mother, the former First Lady Barbara Bush.

The ad is running exclusively online as of Friday, but the campaign says it will begin airing "soon" on television in early primary states. 

In the ad, the elder Bush seems to take a swipe at Trump by saying, "People are going to realize Jeb has real solutions... rather than talking about how popular they are or how great they are."

Trump responded to the ad by mocking Bush, who places fourth in a Florida poll released this week by FAU, where he pulls in only 10 percent in the state compared to Trump's 48 percent. Jeb "needed mommy to help him," Trump said in the tweet.