Jeb Bush: When I Mention Anchor Babies, I’m Really Referring To Asians, Not Latinos

One-time Republican Presidential favorite Jeb Bush just continues to dig himself into a deeper and deeper hole.

Well, former Florida Governor and thought-to-be least dumb Bush progeny Jeb Bush continued his efforts to try to offend every single person in America on Monday. While speaking to reporters in Texas, Bush attempted to explain his use and defense of the offensive slur “anchor baby” while out on the campaign trail earlier this month. During his Monday meeting with the press, Bush stated that the term doesn’t really apply to Latinos, but instead it was “more related to Asian people.”

Below is video of his remarks:



Bush also railed against “political correctness” when speaking to the media because that’s what you now have to do if you are a Republican.

If you’re keeping tabs at home, over the past few weeks Bush has claimed that we spend too much of women’s health, used the word “anchor baby” multiple times and called the Black Lives Matter movement nothing but a slogan. Apparently, he felt that Asians were getting a free pass and didn’t want them to feel left out.

Reaction on Twitter was swift, harsh and occasionally hilarious.



And the minority outreach continues for the GOP.

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Justin Baragona is the founder/publisher of Contemptor and a contributor to The Daily Beast. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.