This morning, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America to address comments from fellow GOP candidate Donald Trump, who said yesterday that Bush “should really set the example by speaking English while in the United States.” In the following video, Bush said that Trump “doesn’t believe in tolerance,” saying that “This is a diverse country. We should celebrate that diversity and embrace a set of shared values, and Mr. Trump doesn’t believe in those shared 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.”
When asked about Trump’s reaction to Bush answering a reporter’s question in Spanish, Bush —who speaks fluent Spanish and whose wife is of Mexican descent— said, “I laughed. I mean this is a joke. I was in a press gaggle, where people asked me a question in Spanish, and I answered it in Spanish. Bush also added that Trump’s comments were “hurtful for a lot of people.” Bush noted that Trump is “appealing to people’s angst and their fears rather than their higher hopes.”
Here is the full video of the interview:
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