More video has emerged of Cliven Bundy’s slavery remarks, and they now include a bit about “the Spanish people” — by whom Bundy appears to mean undocumented Hispanic immigrants. But there’s a twist: The Nevada rancher actually seems quite fond of them.
“Now let me talk about the Spanish people,” Bundy said in a new video unearthed by New York magazine, right after he concluded his thoughts on “the Negro.”
“I understand that they come over here against our Constitution and cross our borders,” he says. “But they’re here and they’re people. I worked side-by-side a lot of them. Don’t tell me they don’t work, and don’t tell me they don’t pay taxes. And don’t tell me they don’t have better family structures than most of us white people.”
“When you see those Mexican families, they’re together. They picnic together. They’re spending their time together,” he said. “I’ll tell you, in my way of thinking, they’re awful nice people. We need to have those people join us and be with us.”
Here’s the video: