"He speaks perfect English."
What: President Donald Trump complimented a Hispanic Border Patrol agent's ability to speak english during a White House event on Monday.
During the event honoring Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Border Protection, Trump introduced agent Adrian Anzaldua by commending his english fluency.
“Come here, come here, you’re not nervous,” Trump said. "He speaks perfect english."
Why: Trump's comments fuel concerns about his perspectives on minorities.
Trump's latest remarks left baffled some commentators on social media.
I've never spoken perfect English a day in my life, and neither has the President. But I'm sure I know what the President finds remarkable about Adrian's use of the language.— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) August 20, 2018
Another commentator was upset that Trump failed to focus on the agent's accomplishments.
Trump, calling an Hispanic looking-immigration BP agent: "Come here. You're not nervous, right? Speaks perfect English."— Holly Figueroa O'Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) August 20, 2018
This is the thing that impressed Trump: not that he saved people from human trafficking.
That the brown guy could speak English.pic.twitter.com/m1qlJkF66J