One-time vice presidential nominee and the butt of many a “I can see Russia from my house” joke, Sarah Palin is praising GOP candidate Jeb Bush for being bilingual in English and Spanish after Donald Trump’s criticism of him for answering a question in Spanish when he should speak English in America. Bush responded to this by saying the question was asked in Spanish so he responded appropriately.
From CNN Politics:
“It’s a benefit of Bush to be able to be so fluent, because we have a large and wonderful Hispanic population building America, and that’s a great connection he has with them,” Palin told CNN’s Jake Tapper in an interview that aired Sunday on “State of the Union.” “On the other hand, I think we can send a message and say, ‘You want to be in America, A, you’d better be here legally or you’re out of here. B, when you’re here, let’s speak American. … Let’s speak English, and that’s a kind of a unifying aspect of the nation is the language that is understood by all.”
The former governor of Alaska also expressed disagreement with a statement by Nikki Haley, the Governor of South Carolina, who said last week that the Republican Party “often appears cold and unwelcoming to minorities.”