Senior Trump campaign advisor Boris Epshteyn went on CNN on Wednesday to insist that the Donald Trump had “never said anything bad about Mexico.”
“Donald Trump is the true leader in this country,” Epshteyn said ahead of Trump’s meeting with Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto. “While Hillary Clinton is sipping champagne cocktails, Donald Trump is leading this country.”
“And by the way, you know, the narrative that he’s not welcome, I’m not so sure that’s true,” continued Epshteyn. “Donald Trump has never said anything bad about Mexico. He’s said that we don’t want illegal immigrants in this country. We want to have a country, we want to have a border. Hillary Clinton doesn’t want to have a country.”
Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA) was quick to mention the Republican’s presidential nominee’s past speeches where he called Mexicans rapists, murderers and drug dealers.
“That’s not correct,” Epshteyn asserted.
“It is not leadership to demonize a community, to bash them verbally, to use venomous rhetoric to incite people sometimes to violence against a community,” Sanchez remarked. “And then accept an invitation and somehow think that everything is going to be forgiven.”
“I just want to warn the GOP of one thing,” the Democratic Rep. said. “In Los Angeles County — and I don’t know what polls you’re looking at, sir — but in L.A. County, you cannot get your hands on a Trump piñata because they are sold out and they’re on back order. And for every child that has taken a whack at a Trump piñata, that’s a voter that the GOP has lost for a lifetime. They are not going to forget that.”
In an effort to divert the conversation, Epshteyn spouted that Clinton had “failed at everything she’s ever done.”
“She doesn’t have any new ideas because she’s been out there for over 30 years,” he claimed. “And has failed at everything from the D.C. Bar to being the worst secretary of state in this country’s history.”