Controversial GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump told CNN Wednesday that he will ultimately win the Latino vote, and knocked Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton for promoting what he called an immigration policy that would “let everybody come in… killers, criminals, drug dealers,” according to NBC News.
“I have a great relationship with the Mexican people. I have many people working for me – look at the job in Washington – I have many legal immigrants working with me. And many of them come from Mexico. They love me, I love them,” the 2016 GOP contender said in an interview with NBC News. “And I’ll tell you something, if I get the nomination, I’ll win the Latino vote.”
Trump said that “there’s nothing to apologize for” in relation to his controversial comments about Mexico, arguing that he’ll win the support of Latinos because of his record creating jobs.
The comments are a bit humorous, given his disparaging remarks about immigrants just days earlier. During his presidential candidacy announcement, Trump called Mexican immigrants “rapists,” among other things.
Trump is fooling himself if he thinks he will win the all-important Hispanic vote if he fails to issue an apology for his offensive comments. He should apologize expeditiously.
Watch the CNN interview below:
SOURCE: CNN, NBC | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty