“Washington, D.C. – Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says he is personally offended by rival Donald Trump’s recent remarks about Mexico and immigrants and calls the remarks far outside the mainstream of Republican 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.”
Asked if Jeb Bush’s response bothered him, Trump told Newslo: “Not in the least. It’s obvious who wears the pants in the Bush household. And let me tell you another thing – it’s the same with both his brother and his father. I guess the men of the Bush family have a serious lack of guts, or as his precious Mexicans would say, ‘cojones.’”
Trump also commented on Bush’s perception of what mainstream Republicans think: “I didn’t get this far in life by being mainstream. In fact, I’ve always been anything but. That’s the main problem with the Republican Party nowadays, and it’s why we lost in 2008 – they’re too mild. They’re afraid of doing anything radical, which is exactly what America needs after the numbness that Obama will leave behind.”
“And, personally? He was offended personally?” Trump added. “Well, dear Jeb, as an American and a patriot, I am also personally offended that you’d rather marry an illegal immigrant from Mexico in order to gain political points than a real American woman. And you have the audacity to take offence? You’re a joke, just like the rest of your family.”