Trump: 'Asians are very offended' by Bush's 'anchor babies' remark
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Republican presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpPossible GOP challenger says Trump doesn't doesn't deserve reelection, but would vote for him over Democrat O'Rourke: Trump driving global, U.S. economy into recession Manchin: Trump has 'golden opportunity' on gun reforms MORE early Tuesday fired his latest salvo in his attack against GOP rival Jeb Bush, criticizing the former Florida governor for saying his use of the term "anchor babies" applied more to Asians than Hispanics.

Trump sent a pair of tweets blasting Bush early Tuesday:


Bush, whose wife is from Mexico, vigorously defended his use of the term "anchor babies" on Monday during a trip to the U.S.-Mexico border after being criticized last week for using the term, which is viewed by some as derogatory.

The former Florida governor, who has polled second in the GOP field behind Trump, said his use of the term describes those immigrants who are fraudulently taking advantage of birthright citizenship.

“What I’m talking about is the specific case of fraud being committed where there’s organized efforts — frankly it’s more related to Asian people — coming into our country, having children in that organized effort, taking advantage of that noble concept, which is birthright citizenship," Bush said.

A campaign spokesperson later clarified that Bush was referring to widely reported federal inquests into "birth tourism."

Bush and Trump have traded barbs for the past week, with Trump knocking Bush on a several issues including his last name, and Bush hitting back at the real estate tycoon for not being conservative.