Updated 05:39 AM EST, Wed, Jan 27, 2021

Donald Trump Explains Racist Comments Made During Presidential Candidacy Announcement

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In Donald Trump's announcement for his presidential bid, the billionaire happened to offend a number of people with his sharp remarks about Mexicans.

"When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best," Trump said during the speech, as reported by MSNBC. "They're sending people that have lots of problems and they're bringing those problems with us. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists."

"And some I assume are good people," he added.

The backlash of his scathing comments has been all over the news, and, now, the Trump camp has been aggressively controlling damages as these remarks may cause his candidacy and reputation.

In an interview with Telemundo host Jose Diaz-Balart, Trump repeatedly said, "I love the Mexican people."

He mentioned that through the years, he has developed tremendous relationships with Mexico that he said were "very important" to him. The billionaire Republican continued by saying that Mexico's leader are "far smarter" than those of the United States. He said that "[Mexico] is totally taking advantage" of the USA on trade.

It would seem that Donald Trump is holding out a hand to Latinos, but in the same interview, he went on to a barrage about immigrants in the United States.

He said that "hundreds of thousands" of people illegally cross the border of the United States, and that "terrorists" will inevitably be part of this group. He proposes that the USA build a wall where the border is and that he knows how to "build it for the proper price".

"Mexico will pay for that wall," he added.

"This has nothing to do with Mexico other than if you want to become a citizen of Mexico it's almost impossible and yet Mexico allows these people to flow freely right through Mexico right over our borders and it has to stop," Trump said.

Because of the remarks he made on the day of his announcement, Spanish-language TV network Univision now refuses to air coverage of world pageants that Donald Trump owns, including Miss USA.

Trump claims that this move by the TV network is illegal and a breach of contract. He said that Univision's officials in "high positions" have reached out to him in apology.

"They called like little lambs," Trump said.

Some notable artists like Colombian singer J Balvin also refused to lend his services to Miss USA after hearing Donald Trump's "racist" comments about Latinos.

Donald Trump became a household name due to the widely popular reality TV show, "The Apprentice." He is known for his outspoken personality and hard-line Republican views.

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