(FINANCE.YAHOO) — During the first Republican debate earlier this month, Fox News host Megyn Kelly pointedly asked former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) about comments Bush allegedly made calling Donald Trump an "a------."
Bush shook his head.
"It's not true, but I have said that Mr. Trump's language is divisive," Bush said.
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The response yielded a moment of civility between two top Republican presidential candidates. Trump subsequently praised the former governor, calling him a "true gentleman."
"First of all, Jeb, I am very happy that you denied that, and I appreciate that very much," Trump responded. "I mean, he's a true gentleman."
But the moment of detente has passed.