Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump talks with journalists during a rally on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol September 9, 2015 in Washington, DC. 
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Donald Trump takes the bait, rages at Bobby Jindal

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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is getting exactly what he wanted: A really angry Donald Trump.

After Jindal delivered a speech designed entirely to bait Trump, the Republican front-runner fired off a series of angry tweets Wednesday and Thursday. Trump first said he didn’t want to respond to Jindal because he barely registered in the polls — and then he did just that.

As Trump pointed out, Jindal is trailing badly in the polls and his campaign hopes this feud will give him a much-needed boost.

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In a press call previewing the planned feud earlier this week, senior Jindal aide Curt Anderson told reporters “everything you do in a presidential campaign is an attempt to grab headlines, I don’t know what else you’d do.”

The campaign gleefully promoted the feud in email blasts to reporters throughout the day, and Jindal has jabbed back at Trump.

Bobby Jindal and Donald Trump

Donald Trump takes the bait, rages at Bobby Jindal

Updated