In Donald Trump’s America, everyone speaks English.
When asked by CNN’s Dana Bash during Wednesday night’s GOP debate about his criticism of Jeb Bush for speaking Spanish on the campaign trail, the Republican front-runner and real estate mogul responded:
We have to have assimilation to have a country. We have to have assimilation. I’m not the first one to say this, Dana. We have had many people over the years for many, many years saying the same thing. This is a country where we speak English, not Spanish.
In true troll fashion, Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton tweeted some insight.
La libertad incluye el derecho de hablar en cualquier idioma. Eso nos hace fuerte como país y es algo que debemos celebrar—no denigrar.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 17, 2015
For those who didn’t understand her, Clinton said: “Freedom includes the right to speak in any language. That makes us strong as a country, and it is something that we should celebrate—not denigrate.”
Here’s the full exchange between the Republican presidential candidates: