For the last few days, we have been reporting on the controversy surrounding comments Donald Trump made about Mexico during his campaign announcement.
During his speech, the legendary businessman complained about the many criminals that are sneaking into the U.S. from Mexico, calling many of them “rapists.” Outraged, the Spanish-language television channel Univision announced that they would be boycotting Trump by refusing to broadcast his Miss Universe Pageant.
Unfazed, Trump has stood by the comments he made, saying repeatedly that the U.S.’s relationship with Mexico has become problematic. Last week, he filed a $500 million lawsuit against Univision for dropping the Miss Universe pageant.
Despite the backlash and ensuing scandal, Trump has continued on with his campaign, and his efforts are paying off. Last week, polls revealed that Trump is currently the frontrunner for the GOP nomination.
On Saturday, Trump spoke at FreedomFest in Las Vegas, and there he was confronted by a Mexican man about his stances on illegal immigration.
“There are illegal immigrants that are horrible and terrible,” the man said, according to The Blaze. “There are also legal immigrants who are horrible and terrible.”
“Ask a question, please,” Trump responded. “Did the government of Mexico ask you to come up here and say this?”
The Mexican man eventually asked if Trump would build a wall around all states to “prevent al lot those rapists and killers that come from elsewhere.”
“I would build a wall between our country and Mexico, because people come from all over the world…” Trump replied. “I encourage legal citizenship.”
Trump added that he encourages immigrants from all over the world to become “legal” residents of the U.S. He cannot, however, condone illegal immigration.
“And I don’t encourage where a government forces some people in that the government doesn’t want — and these people wreak havoc on our population,” he concluded.
We must add that before approaching the mic, the Mexican heckler told Trump that he should, “read the Statue of Liberty.”
What do you think about this? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.