From today’s Washington Post, here’s what Jeb Bush had to say today, Independence Day:
Bush: ‘Absolutely’ offended by Trump’s comments on MexicansActually, it seems like everybody Respectable wants to make this all about Donald Trump and not at all about immigration policy.
By Ed O’Keefe July 4 at 3:07 PM
MERRIMACK, N.H. — Jeb Bush says he’s “absolutely” personally offended by Donald Trump’s recent incendiary comments about Mexico and immigrants coming from the country.
Bush, the former Florida governor whose wife is from Mexico, made his comments about Trump to reporters at the end of two Independence Day parades in the first-in-the-nation primary state. …
“He’s doing this to inflame and to incite and to get to draw attention which just seems to be the organization principle of his campaign.”
During his announcement speech nearly three weeks ago, Trump blamed Mexico for allowing immigrants to illegally cross into the United States.Notice that Jeb was speaking the day after the immigration scandal over the San Francisco murder hit the headlines. I’d hardly be surprised if one of Jeb’s high-priced consultants told him this morning to change the subject today until this all blows over, but that didn’t happen.
“They’re bringing drugs,” Trump said in his campaign announcement speech. “They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.”
In the weeks since, several companies have cut ties to Trump and Democrats have seized on the remarks as further evidence of the GOP’s difficulty in appealing to Latinos and other minority groups.
Bush was asked whether he’s personally offended by the comments, given that his wife, Columba, was born in Mexico.
“Yeah, of course. Absolutely.”
Instead, Jeb spoke from the heart.
It’s starting to seem like Jeb’s entire run for the Presidency is intended to show everybody who ever doubted his choice of wife that he was right and they were wrong, that marrying a Mexican is what’s going to make him President of the United States.
Your tastes may differ, but I, personally, have had my fill of Bush Dynasty multi-generational psychodrama.
Trump immediately responded to Jeb’s indignation:
“… Jeb believes illegal immigrants who break our laws when they cross our border come ‘out of love.’”Ouch.