“It’s not going to work, people want an uplifting hopeful message, people come to this country to pursue their dreams, sometimes they start without speaking English, but they learn English and they add vitality to our country,” Bush told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos in an exclusive interview…
Trump’s comments are just the latest in a string of controversial language Trump has used about immigrants since he launched his campaign. Trump’s attack was prompted by Bush answering questions Wednesday in both English and Spanish, something the fluent speaker often does.
Bush said when he first heard Trump’s comments he “laughed.”
“I mean this is a joke,” Bush said, adding answering questions in both English and Spanish is the “reality of America.”
“That’s the goodness of America, that is the kind of America we want,” he added. “So part of it is you laugh because it’s so bizarre, but it is hurtful for a lot of people and Mr. Trump knows this, he’s appealing to people’s angst and their fears rather than their higher hopes.”