Jeb Bush, a Republican candidate for President, has spoken out against Donald Trump and his remarks about Mexico and immigrants.
He even goes so far as to say that those remarks are far outside the mainstream of Republican thought.
As if good old boy Jebby, AKA Bush 3.0, is any measure by which to gauge the ‘mainstream republican train of thought:
“I don’t think he represents the Republican Party, and his views are way out of the mainstream of what Republicans think,” Bush told reporters after marching in Fourth of July parades in Amherst and Merrimack, New Hampshire.
“No one suggests that we shouldn’t control our borders – everybody has a belief that we should control our borders,” he said. “But to make these extraordinarily ugly kind of comments is not reflective of the Republican Party. Trump is wrong on this.”
Bush’s wife was born in Mexico, and when he was asked if he took Trump’s remarks personally, he responded: “Yeah, of course. Absolutely. And a lot of other people as well.”
When Trump announced his presidential bid last month, he criticized Mexico and immigrants who come to the U.S. illegally. “They’re bringing drugs,” he said. “They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.”
In spite of earlier criticism from Bush and other Republicans and companies moving to cut business ties to Trump, the real estate mogul has defended his remarks.
Maybe not everything that Trump says is accurate, or even 100% true. But guess what? He is, in fact, saying what many Americans believe. Many Republican Americans even. Maybe not all of them agree with what Trump has to say, but I’ll bet my bottom dollar that most people DO want a president that will stand against the waves of immigrants that have invaded our country. Love him or hate him, Donald Trump has some strong core values that we must not overlook.
H/T: Fox News
Written by Katie McGuire. Follow Katie on Twitter @GOPKatie, or email the author at firstname.lastname@example.org
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