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Clinton tells Trump to 'stop it' after controversial immigration remarks

Wednesday, 08 July 2015

In a rare television interview, Hillary Clinton said she was "disappointed" by Donald Trumps's immigration remarks.

Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday (Jul 7) she was "very disappointed" in Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump for his comments that described immigrants from Mexico as drug-runners and rapists.

"I feel very bad and very disappointed with him and the Republican Party for not responding immediately and saying: 'Enough. Stop it,'" Clinton said in an interview with CNN.

Trump's remarks, delivered during a speech on June 16 in which he announced his plans to seek the Republican nomination for president, have sparked a backlash that has soured a number of his business relationships.

In the latest fallout, Trump's organisation said earlier on Tuesday the Republican candidate and PGA of America had agreed to move a professional golfing event that had been scheduled for October at a Trump course.

Clinton told CNN her disappointment extended to the entire Republican field for not being open to a path toward U.S. citizenship for Mexicans in the United States illegally.

"They're on a spectrum of hostility ... all the way to grudging acceptance but refusal to go with a pathway to citizenship. I think that's a mistake," she said.

Source:  Reuters

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