On Monday’s “The Five” on the Fox News Channel, panelist Geraldo Rivera suggested in a segment reacting to former Gov. Jeb Bush’s (R-FL) formal announcement of his candidacy for the 2016 Republican nomination that Bush may be more Latino than one of his competitors, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL).
According to Rivera, despite Rubio’s parents having immigrated to the United States from Cuba in 1956, Bush has bona fides that may give the former Florida governor an edge in this category.
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“We’re going to talk about the white woman who poses at a black woman later in the program, but I think to take that, you know and turn it around – I think that Jeb Bush in some ways is more Latino than Marco Rubio. I think that his Spanish is just as good. Marco Rubio is of Cuban decent. Cubans tend to be a small splinter of right-wing Republicans – splinter of the broader Democratic Latino community.”
“Jeb Bush is married to a Mexican-Latino woman,” he continued. “George P. Bush, the land commissioner of Texas, his son, and namesake there – named George Prescott Bush is totally fluent. This is a family that really lives in a bilingual world. They’re respectful of it. I think that Jeb Bush would beat Marco Rubio head-to-head in Florida and that’s what you’re talking about.”
(h/t The Right Scoop)
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