Jeb Bush takes a poke at Trump on immigration ‘consistency’

- Januari 26, 2018

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Friday jabbed his ex-rival in the GOP presidential primaries, President Donald Trump, over Trump's position on immigration reform.

"The president's strength isn't his consistency," said Bush, talking to reporters after remarks at the conservative American Enterprise Institute.

Bush made the comments after he was asked about Trump's recent statements on immigration. A Trump video on the presidential campaign trail in 2015 mocked Bush for saying that undocumented immigrants often enter the U.S. as an "act of love."

"Love? Forget love. It's time to get tough," the video said.

Earlier this month, Trump said a "bill of love" was needed to address the plight of young immigrants. This week, he proposed a path to citizenship for 1.8 million undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children.

That deal, however, is proving to be a nonstarter with Democrats because it also calls for $25 billion in spending on a border wall and security, as well as sharply restricting family-based immigration and eliminating a visa lottery system.


 

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