In a new interview with NBC News, Donald Trump lashed out at his critics, specifically shooting back at Hillary Clinton’s comments yesterday expressing her disappointment in the real-estate mogul.
“Hillary Clinton was the worst secretary of state in the history of the United States,” Trump said. “On top of that, she is extremely bad on illegal immigration. Despite anything you may hear to the contrary, I do not think she is electable.”
Clinton’s remarks on Tuesday were responding to Trump’s controversial presidential speech back in June, in which he called Mexican immigrants drug-peddling “rapists.” The incendiary characterization has since caused a firestorm of criticism, even moving several businesses and television networks long associated with Trump, including NBC, to cut ties with the Republican presidential candidate.
Speaking to his now infamous “rapist” characterization, Trump dismissed the notion he has lost favor with Latino voters.
“I’ll win the Latino vote because I’ll create jobs,” he told NBC. “I’ll create jobs and the Latinos will have jobs they didn’t have, I’ll do better on that vote than anybody, I will win that vote,” he said. He double-downed on his reassurance, insisting Mexican immigrants “love me and I love them.”
Throughout the interview, Trump also appeared to insult the female interviewer, journalist Katy Tur, telling her she was a “very naive person” and she didn’t know what she was talking about. Charming.