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Jeb Bush: I Don't Regret Using The Term 'Anchor Baby'

Jeb Bush's latest foray into the minefield of immigration didn't go so well, ending with him defending the use of the derogatory "anchor babies".

This will not end well for Jeb! Bush.

via Washington Post

KEENE, N.H. — A feistier, combative Jeb Bush said Thursday that he doesn't believe the term "anchor babies" is offensive and blamed Democrats for perpetuating the idea that it's a loaded term.

In one of his most aggressive exchanges with reporters to date, Bush dismissed suggestions that the two-word term deemed offensive by many Hispanics and denounced by Democrats is improper.

"Do you have a better term? You give me a better term and I'll use it," he snapped at a reporter who asked him.

The former Florida governor first used the words Wednesday in a radio interview as he responded to questions about Donald Trump's use of the term. To some, it describes people who immigrate illegally into the United States and give birth here to ensure U.S. citizenship for their child.

Hillary Clinton was quick to offer her own suggestions:

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