Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was met with protest in Laredo despite saying he loves the Latinos during a tour to announce condemnation of illegal immigration and lambast Democrat presidential contender Hillary Clinton.
Larego’s border patrol union called on a boycott to Trump’s visit, explaining it “does not endorse candidates for any political office.” The boycott was conceived after a “careful consideration of all the factors involved,” according to the union.
The National Border Patrol Council local branch issued a statement saying, “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.”
But Trump brushed off the cold shoulder he was given accused the Washington as the culprit for the sudden turn of the tide.
Trump leads the polls among the Republican presidential hopefuls and attempts to outsmart President Barack Obama in a campaign against illegal immigration. In a report from First Post, the real-estate magnate boarded a private jet to campaign in the border.
“There’s nothing more important than what I’m doing,” he was quoted as saying and labeled illegal immigration America’s “a tremendous problem.” Trump drew the ire of Mexicans whom he pigeonholed as “rapists” and “criminals” who bring prohibited drugs into America.
Of course, he did not say anything hurtful to the Latinos whom he professed he loves.
“I employ thousands and thousands of Hispanics. I love the people. They’re great workers. They’re fantastic people and they want legal immigration,” Trump told the Laredo residents whose population is 95.6 percent Latinos.
Trump mused on the local officials who warmly greeted the presidential wannabe. “It’s a pleasure. The excitement that he brings is also very on the plus side for our city,” Mayor Pete Saenz said.
During his visit, Trump found an opportunity to lash out against Hillary Clinton and said, “Easily, she’s the worst secretary of state in the history of our country. She’s going to be beaten and I’m the one to beat her,” Trump said in a confident tone.