Trump rips former Gov. Jeb Bush at Tampa rally

Posted at 11:14 PM, Feb 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-12 23:14:27-05

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Donald Trump is regaling Florida voters with insults directed at their former governor, Jeb Bush, whom he calls "a total stiff" and "a gutless guy" who is "asleep at the wheel."

Trump spoke for about an hour at the Sun Dome on the University of Southern Florida campus Friday evening. He riffed on everything from China to his golf course near Miami to his plans to build a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border.

He also denounced rival Ted Cruz for running an ad in South Carolina that criticized Trump's use of eminent domain in past business deals.

But he saved most of his ire for Bush.

Trump asked: "Can you imagine Jeb negotiating with China?"

He said of Bush: "In his own way he's a vicious guy, 'cause he's a gutless guy."