Jeb Bush fired back when questioned about his use of the term “anchor baby” at a town-hall meeting in New Hampshire on Thursday. “You give me a better term and I’ll use it,” Bush told reporters, when asked if he thought the term, used to refer to children born in the U.S. to undocumented immigrants, was offensive.
The Republican presidential candidate used the phrase during a radio interview Wednesday while talking about birthright citizenship.
The former Florida governor said he doesn’t think the phrase is offensive, but also that he believes in birthright citizenship.
Republican rival Donald Trump has called for repealing birthright citizenship under the 14th Amendment as a part of his immigration plan. Read more at Politico.