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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump released a fake commercial on Tuesday that proclaimed one of his rivals, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), can help people fall asleep.
“Having trouble sleeping at night? Too much energy? Need some low energy?” the narrator in the Trump video asks. “Jeb – for all your sleeping needs.”
The video included footage of an audience member nodding off during one of Bush’s speeches at New Hampshire’s Foss Manufacturing. After that footage first emerged last week, Bush’s campaign said the sleeping woman woke up at 4 a.m. that day for a 12-hour shift.
On Twitter, Trump added: “Wake up Jeb supporters!”
Trump’s broadside is only the latest in an increasingly negative back-and-forth between the two Republican candidates. Among other things, Bush has sought to portray Trump as insufficiently conservative while the real-estate mogul constantly calls Bush a “low-energy person.”
View the Trump ad below:
Bush responded with an Instagram video post of his own later in the day.
The former governor’s post featured a clip of Trump praising former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Demcoratic presidential front-runner, and her ability to deal with Iran.
View the Bush response below:
Updated 5:19 p.m. with the Bush post.