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Jeb Bush Slams Trump's Cinco De Mayo Taco Tweet

| by Michael Allen
Former Florida Gov. Jeb BushFormer Florida Gov. Jeb Bush

Former Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush recently slammed GOP front-runner Donald Trump's taco tweet from May 5, Cinco de Mayo.

Trump tweeted a picture of himself with a taco bowl and the caption: "Happy #CincoDeMayo! The best taco bowls are made in Trump Tower Grill. I love Hispanics!"

Bush told the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad, which was translated for the Huffington Post, "Parties no longer stand for anything, but become a vehicle for the ambitions of their leaders. Politics becomes a personality show."

"Trump played by a different set of rules than anyone else," Bush added. "The press basically became his partner."

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Bush then mentioned Trump's taco tweet: "What Trump did was so insensitive. First, not all Hispanics are Mexican. Secondly, not all Hispanics eat tacos. Thirdly, showing your sensitivity by eating an American dish is the most insensitive thing you can do. Fourthly, to say this, next to all things he already said, is a further insult. It’s like eating a watermelon and saying 'I love African-Americans.'"

"This guy," Bush added. "If we lose in November, we Republicans have ourselves to blame."

In more Trump news, the presumptive nominee tweeted against Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton May 17, blaming her for an ad created by Priorities USA, a pro-Clinton Super PAC that used Trump's words and voice, which were mimed by people in Trump T-shirts, notes Mediaite.

The ad quoted Trump's disparaging comments about women and his joking about being attracted to his daughter. Candidates are not allowed to work with Super Pacs, but Trump blamed Clinton on Twitter for the ad:

"The pathetic new hit ad against me misrepresents the final line. "You can tell them to go BLANK themselves" - was about China, NOT WOMEN!"

"Amazing that Crooked Hillary can do a hit ad on me concerning women when her husband was the WORST abuser of woman in U.S. political history."

According to Mediaite, the last Trump line in the ad, "go f--- themselves," was from a New Hampshire rally about U.S. companies that build manufacturing plants in Mexico or China.

Sources: Huffington Post, Mediaite, Twitter / Photo credit: Newsweek

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