Bush says he takes Trump's immigration remarks personally

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says he is personally offended by rival Donald Trump's recent remarks about Mexico and immigrants and calls the remarks far outside the mainstream of Republican thought.

After a Fourth of July parade in Merrimack, New Hampshire, Bush called Trump's remarks "extraordinarily ugly."

Bush's wife was born in Mexico, and when he was asked if he took Trump's remarks personally, he responded, "Yeah, of course - absolutely."

When Trump announced his presidential bid last month, he criticized Mexico and immigrants who come to the U.S. illegally. He said they bring drugs and crime with them and are "rapists."

In spite of earlier criticism from Bush and other Republicans and companies moving to cut business ties to Trump, the real estate mogul has defended his remarks.

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