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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The Trump-Bush wars rage on, after Jeb Bush went campaigning this week in a Latino community to launch his latest attack at the anti-immigrant Trump. The Donald’s responding salvo: Jeb was speaking Spanish when he did it.

“I like Jeb,” Trump told the right-wing Breitbart site, which has been avidly boosting his campaign. “He’s a nice man. But he should really set the example by speaking English while in the United States.”

The folks at Breitbart quoted Bush’s offending remarks — but still apparently felt the need to not sully their own tongues with the Spanish language. So instead of translating what is a very simple phrase, they attributed the English rendition to another newspaper’s account:

“El hombre no es conservador,” Bush said in Spanish of Trump in Miami, according to the Tampa Bay Times. That means, according to that newspaper, that Bush is saying of Trump: “The man is not conservative.”

Breitbart’s implicit charge of Bush’s hypocrisy rests on the idea that nobody could be a legitimate conservative themselves while speaking Spanish.

As for the merits of Bush’s criticism, Trump had a response that invoked two themes sure to impress Republican voters: Ronald Reagan and the personal greatness of Donald Trump.

“You know, Ronald Reagan wasn’t a conservative,” Trump said. “He became a great conservative. By the time I’m finished, people will say I’m a great conservative. By the time I’m finished with the presidency, after eight years of the presidency, people will say I’m a great conservative — far greater than Jeb would ever have the ability to be.”

File photo: Donald Trump and Jeb Bush at the first official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign in Cleveland, Ohio, August 6, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

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  • Independent1

    I’m not sure about Donald Trump ever being a “great conservative’ but he sure has achieved being a ‘super narcissist’ – “No one could ever be greater than me!!”

  • Daniel Jones

    Donald Trump and Breitbart have essentially said that no Spanish speaker can be “real Republicans”.. Someone please alert Ted Cruz of this? It’s time to stir the pot.

    • Looner

      What about Marco Rubio? I would say that Trump hit two birds with one stone, but actually his marbles just spray out of his head on a daily basis and someone is bound to be hit.

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  • FT66

    If anyone thought the campaigning started few months ago, hasn’t seen anything yet. What an entertainment? It is going to be a cycle of its kind.

  • bobsog

    I agree with Trump. I am German – no one patronizes me and speaks my native country’s language.This is America. If you come to this country, at the very least learn to speak our language…

    • DOC

      Good to learn but why do you have to give up your native language???

    • Looner

      I’m German on both sides, and I know German, French, a tiny bit of Spanish and Arabic. What is YOUR problem that you can’t give people some time to learn the language. Some people have a harder time learning than others. My best friend is Mexican and Navajo and she speaks English, Spanish and Navajo … Why don’t you know an indigenous Indian language? You come to their country, at the very least learn to speak their language. :/

  • paulyz

    The Left continues to use the false expression, anti-Immigrant label instead of properly stating anti-ILLEGAL Trespassers. Everyone on this site that supports ILLEGAL Trespassing, please state so on here.

    Also, Obama suddenly dropped his attempt at his unlawful Executive Amnesty for 5 Million Illegals because it has been ruled unconstitutional by several Federal Judges. Meanwhile Billionaire Leftist George Soros has started another Leftist organization to keep this attempt at Amnesty alive.

    • Looner

      Anti-illegal? So that means they are legal?
      Yeah, can’t give amnesty to children who through no fault of their own only know this country as their homeland. How evil of anyone to try to give them citizenship after they either enlist in the military or other organizations.
      I have no idea about George Soros. He isn’t like the Koch brothers are to you guys.
      Which president was it that gave amnesty to illegal aliens last time? Oh that’s right , Reagan.

  • idamag

    Tammy Werner is another name for a scam. If you get smart and don’t fall for them they will go away.

  • 1standlastword

    I just heard Trump is a political hero in the White Nationalist camp. Maybe he will go speak English to them at their next rally. I hope they invite him