In an interview this morning on CNN’s State of the Union, Sarah Palin longed for a country where everyone speaks the language universally known as “American.” Palin’s suggestion came during an attempt to criticize Jeb Bush for speaking Spanish.
“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. She continued:
“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.”
CNN points out that Palin’s comments echo Donald Trump who has also criticized Bush for speaking Spanish. We have officially reached the point of the election where being bilingual is somehow an affront to patriotism.
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