Thursday on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Republican presidential candidate former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) said his rival Donald Trump doesn’t believe in America’s shared values of diversity and tolerance.
While discussing their public back and forth over Bush answering questions in Spanish, Bush said, “I think Donald Trump is trying to insult his way to the presidency and 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. And the fact that he would say you only can speak English is kind of ridiculous. If you think about it, are we going to close all the foreign language classes? Why would he have a contract with Univision for his beauty pageant. This is a diverse country and should celebrate it and embrace a set of shared values and Mr. Trump doesn’t believe in those values. He wants to tear us down. He doesn’t believe in tolerance. He doesn’t believe in the things that have created the greatness of this country.”
He explained he was asked a question in Spanish and he answered it, saying, “That’s the reality of America, that’s the goodness of America, that’s the kind of America we want. So part of it is you laugh because it’s so bizarre but it’s hurtful for a lot of people. And Mr. Trump know this. He is appealing to people’s angst and fears rather than higher hopes.”
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