Bush will host central Florida pastors for a meet and greet in Orlando and then tour a local small business and host a town hall in Longwood.
Presidential hopeful Jeb Bush put his Spanish-speaking skills to work Monday in a wide-ranging sitdown with Telemundo’s José Díaz-Balart that covered everything from the influence of Latin culture on his life to a promise of immigration reform to his thoughts on Cuba and Puerto Rico.
The man who is leading the polls in Florida in the GOP presidential race toured Central Florida on Monday.
Bush says Republicans won’t win the White House if candidates don’t campaign in “every nook and cranny” of the country, especially in Latino and African-American communities. “I have long been a supporter of statehood”. “This makes solving this problem more hard”. “But I’m not mad”. That line was borrowed from the name of his super PAC, Right to Rise. “We have to restore hope”.
“I believe him when he says he’s going to be involved in my community and not just during political season”, he said.
He’ll sit down for a Spanish-language interview with a news anchor from Telemundo during this trip, something the Washington Post reports has never been done by any major presidential candidate.
“Hurt”, Bush said. “To hear a person speak in such vulgar fashion”.
Jeb Bush’s take on immigration – far more liberal than most Republicans’ stands – could help him get more support from Hispanics, the United States fastest-growing minority group.
Gregory Brewer, the Episcopal bishop of Central Florida, asked Bush about the persecution of Christians in foreign countries, saying he personally knows victims in Egypt, Iran and Iraq. Bush asked rhetorically about the U.S. obligation to protect religious freedom everywhere. “It’s a broken system used as a wedge issue for political purposes”.