Donald Trump spoke in Vegas today, a man who said he’s from Mexico confronted him during his Q&A and said he’s “incredibly insulted” by what Trump has been saying about illegal immigrants and Mexico. He told Trump he’s being unfair to paint all illegal immigrants with a broad brush, but Trump piped up, “Did the government of Mexico ask you to come up and say this?” The man dismissed Trump’s comment and asked him if he would build walls around every U.S. state to keep out all the rapists and criminals who are already in the United States and cross state lines. Trump continued to stand by everything he’s said thus far on the matter, and right before they moved on, the man shouted, “Did you read the Statue of Liberty?” Watch the video below, via MSNBC:Donald Trump speaks at Freedom Fest in Las Vegas, GOP presidential contender Donald Trump told a Las Vegas crowd on Saturday that while he "loves" Mexico and China, both pose a threat to the United States. "You can't be great if you don't have a border, no matter what you do," Trump said. "And you can't be great if China is taking all your jobs." Trump, who has been under fire for his controversial comments on immigration, was speaking at the annual FreedomFest conference. The conservative festival bills itself as the "world's largest gathering of free minds." Watch the Full, Unedited Donald Trump Interview
He assured the audience that he loves China — "How can you not love China when they pay me?" the real estate mogul mused — and that he loves "the spirit" of Mexican people.
But, he added, "They kill us at the border. People flow through at the border, and they send people through that they don't want."
Image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at FreedomFest
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at FreedomFest in Las Vegas, then holds a news conference where he will discuss immigration and other topics.
The 2016 Republican presidential candidate has generated a slew of controversy for similar remarks he has made about immigrants from Mexico. On Friday, after meeting with families of victims killed by undocumented immigrants, Trump said, "People came into the country illegally and killed their children. And it's a very, very, sad thing what's happening with our country."
Trump has been particularly vocal about the July 1 killing of a woman in San Francisco, allegedly by an undocumented immigrant who had been deported five times. Trump has called the fatal shooting of Kate Steinle, 32, "Yet another example of why we must secure our border immediately."
On Saturday, he declared that "Kate would be alive today" if the border had been more secure.
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He also lambasted America's "stupid leaders" and said they have allowed dangerous, undocumented immigrants into the country.
"I love people that come in legally. They have to come in legally," he added.
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His contentious statements on illegal immigration have cost the blustery businessman: Several companies, including NBCUniversal, Univision and Macy's, have cut ties with him. He has also been criticized by both sides of the political spectrum.
He vowed on Saturday to bring jobs to the United States if he's elected president.