Trump Tweets Attack on Jeb Bush for ‘Speaking Mexican’
Donald Trump attacked Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Twitter by quoting a fan taking issue with the fact that Bush “speaks Mexican.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 25, 2015
First off, people don’t speak “Mexican”, they speak Spanish.
Second, the purely racist trope “you’re in America speak English” has been so overplayed by Republicans. Forget the fact that the United States has no official language, there is no requirement outside of lawyers to speak English. The reason why it is racist is because it makes an assumption that one language and culture is superior to another.
Finally, most of you can’t speak English yourselves so how can you push it on someone else?