Donald Trump is highlighting his hard-line immigration strategy as a way to get ‘‘bad hombres’’ out of the United States.
The Republican presidential hopeful reaffirms he would build a wall on the Mexican border and deport ‘‘some bad, bad people in this country,’’ then figure out who could be readmitted. He blames some ‘‘bad hombres here’’ for drug epidemics around the country, and he promises ‘‘we’re going to get ‘em out.’’
Trump’s proposal for a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border helped fuel his rise to the Republican Party nomination.
He is misrepresenting Hillary Clinton’s immigration policy. He says she supports ‘‘open borders’’ and ‘‘amnesty’’ for people already here illegally.
Clinton supports a more lenient policy than Trump. But she still supports a comprehensive immigration overhaul that would include requiring people here illegally to pay back taxes and other penalties.
The reaction to the “bad hombre” comment was swift on social media:
Well, now we know Trump's Spanish vocabulary is all of 2 words: "hombre" and "taco". I'd gladly teach him a few more choice words... https://t.co/rgBq0Yyi3J— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) October 20, 2016
13% of Latinos favor Trump. Reality check: Most Latinos think Trump's a "bad hombre". And we know how to pronounce it. Un hombre malo y loco— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) October 20, 2016
Shout out to all my bad hombres out there. pic.twitter.com/wN3MeZ7o2I— Mariana Timony (@marianatimony) October 20, 2016
'Bad Hombres' is the Telemundo version of Bad Boys, but with Danny Trejo & Cheech Marin. #Debate— Kris Draculabrese (@krisjocal) October 20, 2016