Trump Lambasts Jeb Over Comment On ‘Anchor Babies’ And ‘Asian People’

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August 25, 2015 9:18 a.m.
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Donald Trump reveled in the opportunity to ridicule Jeb Bush on Tuesday morning, publishing a series of tweets mocking the former Florida governor’s Monday comment about “anchor babies.”

While defending his use of the term “anchor babies” during a trip near the U.S.-Mexico border, Bush said he used the term to refer to Asian immigrants.

“What I was talking about was the specific case of fraud being committed where there’s organized efforts, and frankly, it’s more related to Asian people coming into our country and having children in that organized effort,” he continued.

Bush also noted that he previously “said in Spanish” that he has been “immersed in the immigrant experience.”

Trump also sent out tweets and retweets Monday night and Tuesday morning with general attacks on Bush.

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