Donald Trump, GOP Debate


Donald Trump continues to make headlines this week, and this time it's for racially-charged language he used when talking about doing business in Asia.

At a campaign rally in Dubuque, Iowa, on Tuesday—during which he kicked out Univision reporter Jorge Ramos—the candidate mocked Asians using broken English.

"Negotiating with Japan, negotiating with China," Trump began, "When these people walk in the room, they don't say, 'Oh, hello! How's the weather? It's so beautiful outside. Isn't it lovely? How are the Yankees doing? Oh they're doing wonderful. Great."

He continued, "They say, 'We want deal!'"

His comments came on the same day he took to Twitter to call out candidate Jeb Bush for making a reference to Asians using the derogatory term "anchor babies."

"In a clumsy move to get out of his 'anchor babies' dilemma, where he signed that he would not use the term and now uses it, he blamed ASIANS," Trump tweeted.  "Asians are very offended that JEB said that anchor babies applies to them as a way to be more politically correct to hispanics. A mess!"

As expected, Trump's commentary angered many Asian-American groups.

"It wasn't enough for Jeb Bush to insult Asian Americans with his 'anchor baby' slur? Now Donald Trump mocks the way Asians speak after calling for an end to birthright citizenship," Margaret Fung of the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund told the Daily News. "If these offensive remarks continue, no one should be surprised when Asian American voters turn their back on Republican candidates in 2016."

Carl Hum of Asian Americans Advancing Justice also responded to Trump's commentary. "Over the past two weeks, we've seen Asian Americans portrayed as the perpetual foreigner—dismissing our strong American roots, ignoring our contributions and treating us as expendable," he said. "I fear this won't be the last time this election cycle that Asians are mocked and used as easy targets."

Meanwhile, members the Latino community have also been speaking out against the presidential hopeful. Earlier this week, Ricky Martin wrote an op-ed for Univision saying "enough is enough."

"Let's show that our Latin race is to be respected, let's not allow a political hopeful to plant his campaign in insult and humiliation," Martin writes. "Let's demand respect for those first generations of Latinos who came to the United States and opened a path for us. We have fought for every right that we have today."

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