Nothing lost in translation here.
Donald Trump said in a new interview that Jeb Bush should be speaking English on the campaign trail – not the Spanish the former Florida governor used to take a jab at the GOP front-runner’s credibility as a conservative.
“I like Jeb. He’s a nice man. But he should really set the example by speaking English while in the United States,” Trump told Breitbart News on Wednesday.
Trump’s comments come after Bush criticized the real estate mogul to reporters in Miami on Tuesday.
“El hombre no es conservador,” Bush said in Spanish – which means: “The man is not conservative.”
“He supports people like Nancy Pelosi. He has given money to Hillary Clinton,” Bush continued. “He’s been a Democrat longer than he’s been a Republican. He has said he’s felt more comfortable being a Democrat.”
Trump fired back by telling Breitbart News, “You know, Ronald Reagan wasn’t a conservative. He became a great conservative. By the time I’m finished, people will say I’m a great conservative. By the time I’m finished with the presidency, after eight years of the presidency, people will say I’m a great conservative – far greater than Jeb would ever have the ability to be.”
He also reiterated his plan to build a wall along the Mexican border if elected president.
“I know this: We need a wall, and we need it badly,” Trump said. “And it’s got to be an impenetrable wall. We’re taking in people legally, but we’re not taking in any more illegals, but we will take them in legally.”