In a speech in Phoenix, AZ, before a crowd of 4,500, Trump accuses Mexico of deliberately sending criminals across the border while also professing respect for the Mexican government and love for its people.
I love the Mexican people. I love ’em. Many, many people from Mexico are legal. They came in the old-fashioned way. Legally…I respect Mexico greatly as a country. But the problem we have is their leaders are much sharper than ours, and they’re killing us at the border and they’re killing us on trade.
Trump brings on stage Jamiel Shaw Sr., a Southern California man whose 17-year-old son was shot and killed in 2008 by a man in the country illegally. Shaw vividly described how his son was shot – in the head, stomach and hands while trying to block his face – and how he heard the gunshots as he talked to his son on the phone. Shaw says he trusts Trump, and encourages the crowd to do the same. A group of youp of young Latinos unfurl a banner pointed toward the stage and begin chanting insults and are removed.
I wonder if the Mexican government sent them over here. I think so.