Keep Speaking Spanish, Jeb Bush

“Keep Speaking Spanish, Jeb Bush”, published at The Federalist on October 2, 2015

Every night, Ellen’s bar is filled with the chatter of people speaking foreign languages. There’s some French, some German, but mostly English. Donald Trump would be able to find a lot of people to chat with there, but most locals wouldn’t, because Ellen’s is located in China.

Living in China for the past three years has given me a unique vantage point from which to view the “English-only” debate Trump’s candidacy has raised. Trump has attacked Jeb Bush for speaking Spanish on the campaign trail, and at the September 16 CNN debate, Trump said, “We have a country where, to assimilate, you have to speak English.”

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