Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, infamously labeled as “low energy” by Donald Trump, tried swiping at Trump, but ended up accidentally taking a swing at his good friend, former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour.
“What Trump did, it’s so insensitive. First, not all Latinos are Mexican. Second, not all Hispanics eat tacos. Thirdly, a taco bowl is an American dish. And fourth, if you’re laying next to what he said earlier about Latinos, it’s an insult. It’s like sitting behind a watermelon, and saying: I love African Americans!”
Bush may not have wanted to use that analogy, which actually could be interpreted as a veiled reference to Barbour’s infamous comment back in 1982–when he was quoted in response to an aide’s racist comment saying that the aide “would be reincarnated as a watermelon and placed at the mercy of blacks.”
Haley Barbour, who is know for his outlandish statements, has gotten in trouble many times. He once remarked about former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s proclamation of Confederate History Month lacking a reference to slavery: “To me, it’s a sort of feeling that it’s a nit, that it is not significant.”
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