Donald Trump is unimpressed by ¡Jeb! Bush’s command of the Spanish language.
So Trump had a message for Bush Wednesday: Habla inglés.
“I like Jeb,” Trump told conservative Breitbart News website Wednesday. “He’s a nice man. But he should really set the example by speaking English while in the United States.”
Bush, who ripped Trump Tuesday in Miami en español, was on a plane Wednesday night and didn’t respond to Trump — in any language.
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The Republican Party has spent three years trying to overcome Mitt Romney’s foot-in-mouth comment that immigrants in the country illegally — many of them from Latin America — should “self-deport.” Party leaders have nurtured a promising political bench that boasts of last names like Cruz, Martinez, Rubio and Sandoval.
Trump the politician might set the GOP back on that front. But Trump the real-estate tycoon seems in lock-step with the party’s push for diversity.
An online job description for a housekeeper at his Trump’s resort in Doral — a city where 91 percent of people speak a language other than English at home — says, “Knowledge of other languages, especially Spanish is a plus.” For an overnight manager: “Bi-lingual English/Spanish desired.”