Trump Keeps Beating The Anti-Mexico Drum: ‘They’re Killing Us At The Border!’

Presidential candidate and (former) reality-TV star Donald Trump on Tuesday continued to rail against Mexico even after NBC-Universal severed business with him for his comments on Mexican immigrants.

Firing off a pair of tweets early in the morning, Trump restated his hard line against Mexico (“not our friend”) while making sure to add, “I love the Mexican people.” He complained of the country is “killing us” on the US border and gobbling up American jobs.

Trump’s remarks calling immigrants “rapists” and drug dealers during his presidential announcement speech have defined most of the buzz around his candidacy so far.

First, Spanish-language broadcaster Univision severed its ties with Trump on Thursday, saying it was pulling the plug on its broadcast of his Miss USA pageant, prompting Trump to threaten a lawsuit.

On Monday, NBC, which produced Trump’s reality-TV vehicle “The Apprentice” and “Celebrity Apprentice,” announced it too would be dropping Trump due to his “derogatory statements” about immigrants. That included his Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants.

Trump released a statement calling NBC “weak and foolish” and admonished the company for standing by its former news anchor, who he described as “lying Brian Williams,” while dumping him.

He noted elsewhere on Monday that he “may have to sue NBC,” too.

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