Trump, You're an Ignorant Fool. Sincerely, Mexico
Surprise: Mexicans didn't like him calling them 'rapists'
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 19, 2015 9:57 AM CDT
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally, Tuesday, June 16, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa.   (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
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(Newser) – As shocking as it may seem, Donald Trump didn't make a lot of fans in Mexico when he proposed building a "great, great wall" along our southern border on Mexico's dime to block all of its criminals and rapists from reaching the US. "When Mexico sends its people ... they're sending people that have lots of problems," Trump said in announcing his 2016 run on Tuesday. "They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists." Understandably, Mexican politicians aren't pleased. Trump has "a profound ignorance of the reality in Mexico and the migrant contribution" to the US, its foreign secretary said, per GlobalPost. "A politician that does not know reality does not have good prospects." Mexico's interior minister called Trump's comments "biased and absurd."

Even actor Rob Schneider chimed in on Twitter, reports AOL. "Dear Donald Trump, My daughter is half Mexican. It seems like her only 'problem' is that she speaks 2 languages and she's not even 3!" he wrote. Trump acknowledges he went "off-script a little bit" during his 45-minute announcement speech, but "I meant everything I said, and I think a lot of it resonated with different groups of people," he told the AP. Polls show Trump may actually get a spot in an early Republican debate, but some in Mexico are still managing a good laugh at his expense. One satirical website has posted a cartoon of a "Jurassic Trump," with the body of a marine beast, attempting to gobble up a tiny fish representing Mexico. (Trump's own "supporters" might not be fans.)
 

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