Pot, meet kettle. Donald Trump mocked Asians during a campaign rally speech in Dubuque, Iowa, on Tuesday, Aug. 25 — the very same day that he called out fellow GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush for making offensive remarks about Asians just one day prior.
Bush, 62, had previously made a comment about the prevalence of “anchor babies” within the United States — children who are born on U.S. soil specifically for the purpose of birthright citizenship. The term is often used as derogatory.
Then on Monday, he made a bad situation worse by trying to defend his use of the term by insisting that he wasn’t referring to the Hispanic community since the term “anchor babies” “frankly more related to Asian people.”
Trump, 69, jumped on the chance to call Bush’s handling of the situation “clumsy.”
“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,” the real estate mogul tweeted on Tuesday, Aug. 25.
But later that day, Trump was the one who took a swing at the Asian community, now believed to be one of the fastest growing segments of the electorate.
Speaking about working with China and Japan, the The Apprentice host used broken English.
“When these people walk in the room, they don’t say, ‘Oh, hello! How’s the weather? It’s so beautiful outside. Isn’t it lovely? How are the Yankees doing? Oh they’re doing wonderful. Great,’” Trump told the crowd in Iowa.
“They say, ‘We want deal!’” he shouted into the microphone. Though the audience at that particular rally erupted into laughter, Asian-American communities are outraged.
“I think that Donald Trump will do anything to get a headline and make fun of immigrants, making fun of women will do that,” Michael Eng, a member of the Los Angeles community college board, told ABC News.
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