Donald Trump Targets Jeb Bush Over 'Anchor Baby' Comments

On Tuesday morning, Donald Trump made fun of Jeb Bush when he tried to explain his "anchor babies" comment.

Donald Trump tweeted the following about Jeb Bush today:

"In a clumsy move to get out of his 'anchor babies' dilemma, where he signed that he would not use the term and now uses it, he blamed ASIANS."

"Asians are very offended that JEB said that anchor babies applies to them as a way to be more politically correct to hispanics. A mess!"

"Jeb Bush just talked about my border proposal to build a "fence." It's not a fence, Jeb, it's a WALL, and there's a BIG difference!"

Democratic Sen. Brian Schatz of Hawaii said Bush's comments "regarding the children of Asian immigrants are derogatory and offensive."

When Jeb Bush tried to clarify his use of the term "anchor baby," he said "What I was talking about was the specific case of fraud being committed where there's organized efforts and, frankly, it's more related to Asian people coming into our country, having children in that organized efforts taking advantage of a noble concept which is birthright citizenship. I support the 14th amendment."

His spokeswomen, Kristy Campbell, clarified that he was referring to "birth tourism." In March, The New York Times reported that federal agents raided three businesses in Southern California that arranged for pregnant Chinese women to come to the United States on a tourist visa, give birth, then obtain birth certificates and U.S. passports for their newborns.

Bush also said "I think we all need to take a step back and chill out a little bit as it relates to the political correctness, that somehow you have to be scolded every time you say something."

Photo: New York Daily News

Tell Us What You Think

More News Stories

On Friday, Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa made comments to Boston Herald Radio regarding his views on Jews in America.

He said, “here...

When a half-grown male dog snuck into a US army base in Iraq, the cute mutt soon stole the hearts of almost every soldier at the camp. The happy...

Former U.S. Army Ranger and CIA security contractor known for his part during the 2012 terrorist attack on Benghazi dropped an explosive tweet...

Tyrel Marhanka would have rather died than spend four years in a Taiwan prison. So, he did. The married American father of two stabbed himself in...

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has been a long-trusted adviser of President-elect Donald Trump, and he hasn’t been shy about offering up his...

Latest News Stories

A new trend gaining much attention are period panties. The underwear contains highly absorbent, anti-bacterial, leakproof fabric “that soaks up as...

A woman named Mimi noticed a tree in her yard was getting dangerous. So she asked her husband to cut down the tree. At first Mimi was a bit...

About 800,000 young undocumented immigrants anxiously awaiting the Trump administration’s announcement regarding the future of the Deferred Action...

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), the head of the House Homeland Security Committee, was interviewed on HBO's "Vice," set to air later this week....

If you’re an aspiring political fiction writer, there should be absolutely no excuse for you to run out of ideas in today’s day and age. There are...