Trump showed a rare example of contrition when he took down this nasty tweet he had quoted.
Shots fired! Then sucked back into the gun. (Twitter via The Wrap)
It turns out that Donald Trump is more than just a racist, narcissistic blowhard with terrible hair. He's also a fickle retweeter. He'll retweet something on the spur of the moment because it appeals to his base desires, then take it down hours later when he realizes it can damage his nonexistent credibility.
On July 4th, Trump quoted a tweet from user @RobHeilbron, who wrote "#JebBush has to like Mexican Illegals because of his wife." Heilbron was referring to Bush's wife Columba, a legal immigrant from Mexico. Let me stress that part: LEGAL. Not that a distinction like that ever bothered Trump – he's still bugging Obama about being an illegal immigrant. I think he doesn't realize Hawaii is a state.
Trump kept the quoted tweet up for 24 hours before he deleted it. Of course, that was more than enough time for it to be screenshotted and preserved for all time. Will this glaring example of a racist double standard finally bring the tinsel-topped tycoon down?
No. He's already done a million things more embarrassing than this, and he's still in second place among Republican candidates. The only person beating him is Jeb Bush, probably because his legal immigrant wife is so charming.