The mention of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s (R) name won boos from a crowd of conservative activists over the weekend.
The boos came during a speech Donald Trump gave on Saturday at the New Hampshire Freedom Summit, sponsored by Americans for Prosperity and Citizens United.
“You know, I heard Jeb Bush the other day,” Trump said, sparking audible grumbling and boos from the crowd, according to The Hill. The boos became louder when Trump mentioned Bush recently saying that many immigrants who come to the U.S. illegally do it as an “act of love.” Bush has been mentioned as a potential 2016 presidential candidate.
“And he was talking about people that come into this country illegally, they do it for love,” Trump continued, which resulted in the boos getting louder.
“And I said, say it again I didn’t get —that’s one I’ve never heard before … I understand what he’s saying but, you know, it’s out there,” Trump added.
Bush’s comments on immigrants coming into the country illegally have resulted in notable conservative criticism but he’s stood by them. On Thursday, at a speech at the Connecticut Republican Party dinner, the former governor said it’s important to have “sensitivity to the immigrant experience,” according to The Hill.