In her first national interview as a 2016 presidential candidate, Clinton spoke out against her opponent and longtime friend – who in the past has donated to several of her Senate campaigns and also made a $100,000 donation to the Clinton Foundation – condemning his controversial comments about Mexican immigrants.
“I’m very disappointed in those comments and I feel very bad and very disappointed with him and with the Republican Party for not responding immediately and saying, ‘Enough, stop it,’ ” the Democratic front-runner tells CNN.
“But you know they are all in the same general area on immigration,” she adds of the Republican Party. “They don’t want to provide a path to citizenship. They range across a spectrum of being either grudgingly welcome or hostile towards immigrants, and I’m going to talk about comprehensive immigration reform. I’m going to talk about all of the good, law-abiding, productive members of the immigrant community that I personally know, that I’ve met over the course of my life, that I would like to see have a path to citizenship.”
Trump, 69, has recently come under fire for labeling Mexican immigrants “rapists” and criminals during a speech to announce his bid for president last month.