Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he’s confident he could win substantial Hispanic votes if he’s the party’s nominee.
Brushing aside the controversy over labeling Mexican immigrants as “rapists” and “criminals,” Trump argues “the Hispanics love me.”
He tells MSNBC: “I employ thousands of Hispanics.”
Trump also says he’s not worried about any lack of support in the Latino community and argues he hasn’t been hurt politically by his calls for clamping down on illegal immigration.
The GOP fared poorly with the Hispanic community in the 2012 presidential election.
Republished with permission of The Associated Press.