Donald Trump slams Jeb Bush for speaking Spanish: "He should really set the example by speaking English"

After Bush questions Trump's conservative credentials in Spanish, The Donald does the predictable thing

By Sophia Tesfaye

Senior Politics Editor

Published September 2, 2015 8:49PM (EDT)

  (Reuters/Dominick Reuter/Brian Snyder/Photo montage by Salon)
(Reuters/Dominick Reuter/Brian Snyder/Photo montage by Salon)

Donald Trump turned to what may be his most friendly media outlet, the conservative, for an "exclusive" on his latest jab in the ongoing Trump vs. Jeb Bush battle. In a new interview with site, the Republican frontrunner blasted his Republican rival for speaking Spanish on the campaign trail, suggesting Bush should instead "set the example by speaking English."

Trump's latest attack comes on the heels of a visit by the former Florida governor to Miami recently, where Bush elevated his new campaign strategy of engaging with the dominant poll leader by dissing Trump in Spanish.

“El hombre no es conservador,” Bush said of Trump in Spanish on Tuesday.

This morning, the Bush campaign unveiled a new microsite hitting Trump's past support for liberals and progressive policies complete with a quiz titled, "which candidate are you?":

The last question on the Bush campaign's quiz accuses Trump of being a germaphobe and portrays Bush as the candidate who "strives to shake every hand, everywhere." Hard hitting stuff.

In turn, Trump told Breitbart in an interview today that although he considers Bush a "nice man," he believed that the candidate "should really set the example by speaking English while in the United States."

The Donald also took issue with Bush's assertion that Trump lacked conservative credentials, once again comparing himself to former president Ronald Reagan:

You know, Ronald Reagan wasn’t a conservative. He became a great conservative. By the time I’m finished, people will say I’m a great conservative. By the time I’m finished with the presidency, after eight years of the presidency, people will say I’m a great conservative—far greater than Jeb would ever have the ability to be.

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Sophia Tesfaye is Salon's senior editor for news and politics, and resides in Washington, D.C. You can find her on Twitter at @SophiaTesfaye.

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