Billionaire Presidential candidate Donald Trump, (R), who has been at the center of controversy because of disparaging remarks he made about Mexican immigrants, withdrew his insulting tweet about former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, (R), and his wife Columba, who is a Mexican immigrant to the United States, according to ABC News on Monday. In that tweet, which was posted last week, Trump said that Jeb Bush had no choice but to “like” Mexican immigrants “because of his wife.”
The post has been deleted by Trump with no apology. However, the tweet still can be seen as a “cashed” item on Trump’s Twitter page. A press aide for Jeb Bush later issued a statement to the effect that he was not at all surprised by Trump’s deletion of the tweet because his comments were “wholly inappropriate” and not indicative of the general views of the Republican Party.
Trump’s disparaging comments about Mexican immigrants:
It has been two weeks since Trump made very inflammatory comments about Mexican immigrants to the United States. In those comments, Trump accused Mexico of not sending “its best citizens” to the United States. Trump then stated that the Mexicans who do come here are, for the most part, rapists, drug addicts and criminals. Trump’s comments started a litany of adverse reactions nationwide.
Trump’s refusal to withdraw his remarks:
When observers expressed how they felt about Trump’s comments, he refused to withdraw them. Besides, he reiterated the comments on the television daytime talk show circuit and became even more defiant. When Jeb Bush indicated that he was offended by Trump’s comments, he issued the insulting tweet against Bush and his wife, Columba.
Trump weighs in on San Francisco shooting of a young woman:
After a young woman was shot by an undocumented Mexican immigrant, Francisco Sanchez, on the Embarcadero in San Francisco, California, on July 1, Trump allegedly issued an inflammatory tweet on this matter as well. In that tweet, Trump asked the candidates “where” they “are” on that issue and stated that Sanchez had been deported five times. Trump ended the tweet with the words: “We need a wall.” (A campaign spokesperson stated, however, that Trump did not write that tweet and that it was a retweet of someone else’s post. The spokesperson’s comments have yet to be substantiated).
Details on Trump’s proposed wall:
Mr. Trump has offered few details about his proposed wall along the border. He has said that he would require Mexico to pay for the wall if he were elected President. He has yet to release details on how much security along the border would be needed, how much it would cost, and whether or not he would mandate that border states such as Texas and California help pay the costs of the wall.
Intertwining his proposed wall with Ronald Reagan’s comments to Gorbachev:
Trump also has failed to explain how he would intertwine the building of a wall along our border with Mexico with President Ronald Reagan’s request to Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev to “Tear down this wall,” (in reference to the wall that existed then between West and East Berlin, Germany). Reagan made that request to Gorbachev on June 12, 1987 and that wall was taken down. Now Trump wants to erect a wall between the United States and Mexico. Is this simply the policy of an isolationist, or is it a calculated remark of a frustrated racist? It would appear that Donald Trump has answered this question himself with his recent inflammatory comments about Mexican immigrants.