During Wednesday night’s debate, Donald Trump reiterated an attack on Jeb Bush’s wife Columba. Google searches shot up for Bush’s defense of his wife. From the Washington Post (see Jeb Bush’s defense of his wife spurs huge interest on Google):
Shortly after we completed our look at the first hour, Jeb Bush was asked about how Donald Trump had suggested that he only cared about immigration because of his wife, Columba, who is a native of Mexico.
Bush asked Trump to apologize to his wife. Bush didn’t get that, but he did get a huge spike in search interest.
The top searches? All of these were in the top 20.
- jeb bush wife
- jeb bush’s wife
- columba bush
- jeb bush wife photo
- jeb bush family
- jeb bush children
- jeb bush and wife
- jeb bushs wife
Family seems to fascinate watchers. In the first Republican debate, Lindsey Graham’s mention of his family resulted in a huge interest spike, too. But, again, that didn’t do much for him in the polls.
Columba later weighed in on Twitter.
I came to America because I love this country. @realDonaldTrump is wrong
— Columba (@ColumbaBush) September 17, 2015
Jeb was on fire tonight, showing his knowledge of issues and leadership, and getting some zings in when jabbed by Trump that brought some of the biggest laughs of the night. #Jeb2016