Argentine TV Uses Trump To Trash-Talk Team USA Ahead Of Soccer Tournament (VIDEO)

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An Argentine TV channel released a promo Monday for the upcoming Copa America soccer tournament that contains some serious trash talk for its host country.

The message to Team USA: your Republican presidential frontrunner keeps talking about building a border wall because you simply can’t beat us.

The TyC Sports ad for the tourney, which will be played in 10 cities across the United States over the month of June, opens with a narrator introducing “businessman” Donald Trump.

“Our country is in serious trouble. We’re having people coming in through the border who are people that we want,” Trump says over images of the Argentine national team deboarding a plane and soccer fans rallying for a game. “Thousands of people are coming in through the border, hundreds of thousands, and they’re unchecked. And then they’re being sent all over the United States.”

“They’re coming from South America. These are total killers. These are not the nice, sweet, little people that you’d think, okay?” Trump continues. “We have no protection, anybody can come in. It’s very easy and it shouldn’t be that way. We need to build a wall and it has to be built quickly.”

Trump’s comments about a border wall play over clips of Argentine soccer players scoring a goal and cutting past a defender.

The promo closes with the caption: “The truth is the best they can do is not let us in.”

The real estate mogul’s border remarks also have figured prominently in a trailer for “Desierto,” a Mexican film about immigrants attempting to cross into the United States while under fire from a border vigilante, and in a Mexican TV promo for a Mexico vs. USA soccer game.

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