LAREDO, TEXAS - JULY 23: Republican Presidential candidate and business mogul Donald Trump exits his plane during his trip to the border on July 23, 2015 in Laredo, Texas. Trump's recent comments, calling some immigrants from Mexico as drug traffickers and rapists, have stirred up reactions on both sides of the aisle. Although fellow Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry has denounced Trump's comments and his campaign in general, U.S. Senator from Texas Ted-Cruz has so far refused to bash his fellow Republican nominee. (Photo : Matthew Busch/Getty Images)
Despite his continuous comments about Mexicans, Trump stood near the Mexican border on Thursday still with confidence that he will win the Latino votes.
During his presidential campaign last Thursday, Donald Trump held a press conference near the Mexican border at Nuevo Laredo. Fox News Latino reported that the billionaire businessman's comments about Mexican seem more muted during his speech. Trump previously said that Mexico is sending drugs and rapists to American and therefore made a promise that he will build a wall when elected. However, despite his harsh comments the mogul didn't back down or apologized. In fact, the Republican candidate is determined that he will win the Latino votes.
On his speech last Thursday, he was asked what he would do to the 11 million undocumented immigrants who are already in America and Trump showed reluctance on the subject. He also said that there are only regions of the border that needed a wall and also mentioned that Laredo didn't need one while standing beside its Mayor Pete Saenz and City Manager Jesus Olivares.
"A lot of what is happening here is because of the fact that Mexico is doing so well, it is just doing beyond what anybody thought. And I don't know if that's good for the United States, but it's good for Mexico," Trump said.
He also clarified that he is not against Hispanics and noted that over the years thousands of Hispanics have worked for him and his companies. Despite the backlash that he is getting, Trump said in confidence that Latino people will give him their support.
"I think I'll win the Hispanic vote," Trump said.
Many were surprised at Trump's press conference near the border. But according to an article by Yahoo News, even without the protection of U.S. border patrol agents and while putting himself in "great danger" Trump said "I have to do it."
Trump also mentioned that border patrol agents invited him but backed out at the press conference because of the pressure coming from Washington officials. The businessman mentioned that the agents wanted to do their jobs in protecting the border so that's why they invited him there.
Standing in front of reporters wearing a bull cap that says "Make America Great Again," Trump said that he would bring back jobs that should be done by American which are currently taken by Chinese and Japanese people.
"Hispanics are going to get those jobs," he said, "and they're going to love Trump."