Jeb Bush proves he can be just as racist as Trump: Says taco bowl tweet was ‘like eating a watermelon and saying I love African-Americans’

In a conversation about lack of sensitivities, Bush was ironically insensitive and offensive while making his point

By Antoaneta Roussi
Published May 17, 2016 8:45PM (EDT)
Jeb Bus (Michael Holahan/The Augusta Chronicle via AP)
Jeb Bus (Michael Holahan/The Augusta Chronicle via AP)

Jeb Bush proved he can be just as racist as Trump when he attempted to discredit his former rival's infamous Cinco de Mayo tweet. The real estate tycoon was pictured eating a taco bowl with his thumbs up and the caption "I love Hispanics," to which Jeb compared "It's like eating a watermelon and saying, 'I love African-Americans," The Daily News reports.

"Showing your sensitivity by eating an American dish is the most insensitive thing you can do," Bush told Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad in an interview published over the weekend. "To say this, next to all things he already said, is a further insult."

Jeb Bush, whose wife is Mexican, failed to make his point and to defend Hispanics, using equally questionable racial stereotypes.

"What Trump did was so insensitive," Bush said. "Not all Hispanics are Mexican. Not all Hispanics eat tacos."

Trump has not responded to Bush's comments.

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