Donald Trump to Jeb Bush: Your wife likes ‘Mexican illegals’

The social media gaffe comes days after Mr Trump lost numerous business partnerships for calling Mexicans 'rapists' and 'drug dealers.'

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Donald Trump has yet again come under fire after posting and deleting a tweet that made offensive comments about Jeb Bush's wife.

Mr Trump quoted another user's tweet which claimed to know why former Governor Jeb Bush likes ‘Mexican illegals.’ Columba, Mr Bush's wife, is Mexican, and the pair met while Jeb was visiting the country in high-school.

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The social media gaffe comes days after Mr Trump lost numerous business partnerships and supports for calling Mexicans "rapists" and "drug dealers."

According to entertainment blog the Wrap, Mr Trump's comments have cost him nearly $50 million after being dropped by Macy's, NBC Universal and Univision.

New York City mayor Bill de Blasio previously condemned the real-estate mogul saying his values do not represent the city and there

“I don’t think he represents the values of the vast majority of New Yorkers. I think whoever [the Republicans] produce for the general election will not represent the values of not only this place, but I suspect they will not represent the values of the American people.”

Mr Trump's comments have also drawn criticism from his fellow Republicans. The only Republican in his corner seemed to be Texas Senator Ted Cruz who told NBC "The Washington Cartel" doesn't want to address the issue of illegal immigrations.

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