Hillary Clinton said she was “disappointed” by Donald Trump’s comments about Mexican “rapists” entering the U.S. illegally, and took aim at Republicans for not condemning Trump’s remarks sooner in an interview with CNN.
“I’m very disappointed in those comments,” Clinton said when asked about her reaction to Trump’s immigrant comments, with CNN reporter Brianna Keilar noting that Trump has for years donated to Clinton’s Senate campaigns and the Clinton Foundation.
This coming from the woman who deleted thousands of emails that would more than likely incriminate her and Barack Obama for the death of four Americans in Benghazi.
“I feel very bad and very disappointed with him and with the Republican Party for not responding immediately and saying ‘enough. Stop it,” she said.
Clinton also said the Republican presidential candidates are all in “the same general area” as Trump on immigration, that they span a “spectrum on hostility” ranging from “grudgingly welcome” to outright hostility to immigrants. She also noted that no Republicans in the race support a path to citizenship.
Time reported that Clinton also that she would push for comprehensive immigration reform as president on behalf of the “good, law abiding, productive members of the immigrant community” she knows, a departure from Trump’s doubling down on his remarks yesterday that Mexico is forcing its most unwanted people across the border.
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