Real estate mogul and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump shot back after Democrat Hillary Clinton said she was “disappointed” with his comments about Mexican immigrants in a CNN interview.
In a statement sent to Business Insider on Wednesday, the day after Clinton’s interview aired, Trump slammed his rival for her record and immigration policy.
“Hillary Clinton was the worst Secretary of State in the history of the United States. On top of that, she is extremely bad on illegal immigration,” Trump said. “Despite anything you may hear to the contrary, I do not think she is electable.”
In the interview, Clinton, who is currently leading the Democratic field, criticised remarks Trump made in his campaign announcement where he described some Mexican immigrants as criminals and rapists.
“I’ve very disappointed in those comments. And I feel very bad and very disappointed with him and with the Republican Party for not responding immediately and saying, ‘Enough. Stop it,'” Clinton said.
Trump’s comments on Mexican immigrants sparked a firestorm last week and caused several businesses to sever ties with him. However, Trump has stood by the remarks in subsequent statements and suggested the Mexican government is behind a deliberate effort to send criminal elements to the US.
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