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Bush "laughed" at Trump's criticism of him speaking Spanish

Published 03/09/2015 | 13:54

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush arrives to speak with workers at Foss Manufacturing in New Hampshire. (AP)
Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush arrives to speak with workers at Foss Manufacturing in New Hampshire. (AP)
Jeb Bush called Donald Trump's comments 'bizarre'

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says his first reaction was to laugh at rival Donald Trump's criticism of him for speaking Spanish.

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Mr Bush told ABC's Good Morning America: "I laughed. I mean this is a joke."

Mr Bush said he had been responding to a reporter's question in Spanish this week when he replied in Spanish to criticise Mr Trump.

Mr Trump told Breitbart News that Mr Bush should "set the example" by speaking English while in the United States.

Mr Bush called Mr Trump's comments bizarre, adding that Mr Trump is appealing to people's angst and fears rather than their higher hopes.

Billionaire businessman Donald Trump currently leads the polls in the Republican presidential primary, while Mr Bush has collected large sums of money from the party establishment but has so far failed to excite voters.

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