As the immigration battle among presidential candidates heats up, the attacks are getting personal.
Donald Trump retweeted an offensive comment about Jeb Bush’s wife, Columba, who came to this country legally from Mexico.
"@RobHeilbron: @realDonaldTrump #JebBush has to like the Mexican Illegals because of his wife."
That tweet was later deleted, but still able to be seen on the cached version of the page.
A press aide for the Bush campaign responded by saying, “It’s not surprising Donald Trump deleted his offensive tweet. As Governor Bush has said, Trump’s comments on immigrants were wholly inappropriate and not reflective of the Republican Party’s views."
The issue surged into the news cycle last week after a woman was killed in San Francisco by a man who was an undocumented immigrant. Francisco Sanchez, a convicted felon, had been deported five times, according to U.S. immigration officials and questions still abound over how we was able to roam free.