Hispanics will love GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump — in fact, “they already do,” according to the “The Donald” — because the billionaire businessman promises he’ll bring U.S. jobs back to American shores so those here legally will have opportunities to work.
Trump made the remarks during a visit Thursday at the U.S.-Mexico border, where his entourage arrived in a large motorcade escorted by police. He wore a white hat stamped with his campaign slogan: “Make America Great Again.”
“I’ll take jobs back from China, I’ll take jobs back from Japan,” Trump said. “The Hispanics are going to get those jobs, and they’re going to love Trump.”
Trump claimed his visit to the border area near Nuevo Laredo put him in “great danger.” But he added, “I have to do it. I have to do it.”
As WND reported, a border patrol union, the AFL-CIO controlled National Border Patrol Council 2455, revoked its invitation to take Trump on a tour of the border, saying the invitation, while not an endorsement, would still have conflicted with the group’s ability to represent all people.
“After careful consideration of all the factors involved in this event and communicating with members of the National Border Patrol Council at the national level, it has been decided by Local 2455 to pull out of all events involving Donald Trump,” the local union said in a statement reported by WFAA.
The statement went on: “As a local of the NBPC, our purpose is to support and protect the men and women who protect our borders. Make no mistake, our border with Mexico is not secure and there’s no doubt that we need to have an honest discussion about that with the American people. Local 2455 will continue to represent our members to the best of our abilities and will make sure that our members concerns are heard by the American people.”
But that wasn’t Trump’s interpretation of the union’s pull-out.
He said members of Local 2455 withdrew because they were “petrified and they’re afraid of saying what’s happening” at the border.
The Associated Press reported that Trump’s audience consisted of dozens of protesters and supporters.
Some in the crowd reportedly chanted, “fuera,” and told him to get out.
Another person, a supporter, waved a sign that said, “No era insulto,” meaning he took no offense from Trump’s earlier statement about the border issues facing America.
“The U.S. has become a dumping ground for everybody else’s problems,” Trump said in late June. “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. they’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”
As WND reported, largely unreported data published by the FBI appears to back up Trump’s contentions regarding illegal aliens from Mexico committing drug and violent crime offenses in the U.S.
According to the FBI, criminal gangs – in some regions comprised significantly of illegal aliens – are wreaking havoc in the U.S., with 65 jurisdictions nationwide reporting gang-related offenses committed with firearms account for at least 95 percent of crime in those areas.
The FBI further documented gangs in Southwestern border regions consisting of up to 80 percent illegal aliens were committing a multitude of crimes in America, “including drug-related crimes, weapons trafficking, alien smuggling, human trafficking, prostitution, extortion, robbery, auto theft, assault, homicide, racketeering, and money laundering.”
Some Hispanic residents of Laredo, Texas, weren’t so happy to see Trump on Thursday, AP reported.
Pedro Omar Castillo, 72, told reporters that the billionaire must win the Hispanic vote if he’s going to win the GOP nomination and the presidency.
“But he’s not going to get it because of his words,” Castillo said in Spanish. “He is a racist.”
But another Hispanic resident and oil-field worker, Karine Villalba, 26, reportedly held a sign at the Laredo airport declaring, “I heard your speech & I am NOT offended.”
According to the AP, Villalba said she appreciates Trump’s willingness to be frank when telling the truth.
“Sometimes honestly hurts,” she said.
Also Thursday came news that Trump is thinking of making a third-party run because, he says, the Republican National Committee hasn’t treated him well.
“The RNC has not been supportive,” he told the Hill. “They were always supportive when I was a contributor. I was their fair-haired boy. The RNC has been, I think, very foolish.”
As WND reported, the ongoing war of words between GOP presidential candidates Rick Perry and Trump got quite a bit uglier Wednesday – with the former Texas governor blasting Trump’s candidacy as “a cancer on conservatism” that “must be clearly diagnosed, excised and discarded.”
On July 16, Trump accused Perry of failing to secure the U.S.-Mexico border.
He tweeted: “@GovernorPerry failed on the border. He should be forced to take an IQ test before being allowed to enter the GOP debate.”
Trump has said, as president, he would build a “great, great wall on our southern border.”