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The murder of Kathryn Steinle by an undocumented nonworker / documented five-time felon from Mexico has gotten everybody who is anybody even more furious with Donald Trump. The NYT and WaPo are awash with denunciations of Trump. Corporate America is enraged with Trump: the PGA is cutting ties with him.
On the other hand, Republican voters seem pleased to have even a bit of debate over the future of America. Jeb Bush, who has been running on the basis that it’s time for a transethnic Mexican to be President, was asked by a New Hampshire voter about Trump pointing out that his opinion on amnesty is obviously biased by his marriage.
From the Washington Post:
By Ed O’Keefe July 8 at 7:50 PM
HUDSON, N.H. — A voter at a Veterans of Foreign Wars hall here asked Jeb Bush Wednesday night to weigh in on recent remarks by Donald Trump about Mexican immigrants — and the comments the business magnate tweeted about the former governor’s wife.
Over the weekend, Trump had retweeted — and then deleted — a message suggesting that Bush has a more comprehensive view on immigration reform because of his Mexican-born wife, Columba.
Bush shrugged off the back-and-forth Wednesday night, calling Trump’s comments part of “this weird little controversy that I’m not a big party to” before outlining his border security plan and reiterating that he supports a path to legal status for illegal immigrants.
“You can love the Mexican culture, you can love your Mexican-American wife and also believe that we need to control the border,” Bush told the crowd. “This is a bizarre kind of idea that somehow you can have an affection for people in a different country and not think the rule of law should apply. This is ludicrous.”
The phrase “rule of law” is not going to redound to Caitalina’s benefit.