Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) defended Donald Trump’s remarks calling Mexican immigrants “rapists” and killers on Thursday, saying that the presidential candidate and ex-reality TV star was simply dropping a truth bomb.
“I believe that Mr. Trump is kind of telling it like it really, truly is,” Brewer said on “CNN Tonight,” calling herself the governor of the “gateway of illegal immigration.”
She went on to echo Trump’s repeated statements calling immigrants, “rapists, killers and drug dealers.”
“I think that the people of Arizona realize that we picked up the tab for the majority of the violence that comes across our border in regards to the drug cartels, the smugglers, the drop houses,” she said.
“It has been horrendous,” Brewer added. “I think everybody knows that he’s right.”
Trump has faced a wave of condemnation for his remarks over the past few weeks, with television giants such as NBC and Univision severing business ties, quickly followed by franchises such as NASCAR and the PGA.
His fellow GOP candidates have dismissed his immigration remarks, with the exception of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who has repeatedly defended Trump.
“I am proud to stand with Donald Trump,” Cruz said on Fox Business on Thursday.