Donald Trump is convinced that he will win over Latino voters in the 2016 presidential election despite recent comments he made calling Mexican immigrants “rapists” and drug dealers.
“I have a great relationship with the Mexican people. I have many people working for me — you can look at the job in Washington — I have many legal immigrants working with me. And many of them come from Mexico,” he told NBC News on Wednesday, referencing a report that undocumented immigrants have been employed to help build Trump’s new hotel project in Washington, D.C.
“They love me, I love them. And I’ll tell you something, if I get the nomination, I’ll win the Latino vote,” Trump continued.
The real estate mogul claimed that his ability to create jobs will win over Latino voters.
“Hillary Clinton is not going to be able to create jobs, I will tell you right now. Neither is Jeb Bush going to be able to create jobs. I will create jobs, and the Latinos will have jobs that they don’t have right now. And I will win that vote,” he told NBC News.
He also slammed Hillary Clinton’s policy on immigration and said that if elected, she would allow “killers, criminals, drug dealers” to enter the United States.
“Hillary’s weak on immigration,” Trump said. “I might be divisive on immigration, but she’s weak on immigration, which is far worse.”
Watch part of Trump’s interview via NBC News: