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.
These poll results have only intensified the scrutiny of Trump, especially from his fellow candidates. During a speech in Kansas City yesterday, Hillary Clinton slammed Trump for his comments about Mexico:
It was appalling to hear Donald Trump describe immigrants as drug dealers, criminals and rapists,” she said to the National Council of La Raza. “When people and business everywhere rejected his hateful comments, did he apologize? No. He doubled down. It is shameful and no one should stand for it… I have just one word for Mr. Trump… “Basta!” Enough!”
Never one to let someone get away with criticizing him, Trump respond to Hillary’s remarks this morning. Here is his statement, courtesy of The Gateway Pundit: