Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, speaking to supporters in Houston, says the U.S. Border Patrol has “warned” that opponent Hillary Clinton’s immigration plan would trigger a “national crisis.” Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Trump says border police fear Clinton’s immigration plan
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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump met with what his campaign says were “families of victims of illegal aliens” in Houston, Texas, where he slammed his opponent Hillary Clinton’s immigration plan.
“The Border Patrol agents, they’ve warned that Hillary Clinton’s plan would put the entire country in grave danger,” Trump said on Saturday (September 17).
Trump launched his campaign last year on a promise to build a wall along the Mexican border to stop illegal immigration, and accused Mexico of sending rapists and drug dealers into the United States.
Clinton has accused Trump of fuelling America’s “radical fringe” with racist rhetoric, even as her Republican rival has sought to soften his image with an appeal to minorities.
Clinton needs to retain support from black and Latino voters to win the Nov. 8 election, the same coalition that helped propel Democrat Barack Obama to the White House in 2008. Trump, whose support comes mainly from whites, is unlikely to be victorious unless he can cut into that support.