In a meticulous yet cordial interview in Spanish language Telemundo Thursday, President Trump defended his record with immigrants both legally and illegally, his tactics with Mexico and owed Democrats to be unwilling to cut an agreement for Dreamers.
"You too have been very hard on immigrants," said Telemundo and NBC News hosted Jose Diaz-Balart to Trump on "Noticias Telemundo" in what was expected to be a largely latino-centric discussion.
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Trump recorded moments later leveraging his growing number of Hispanics, as Diaz-Balart noted, around "30 percent" of American latinos support the president. Trump insisted that the figure was closer to 50 percent as he jumped his increasing numbers among the Latins, was actually due to his push for border security.
"Because thepanes want toughness at the border. They don't want people to come and take their jobs. They don't want criminals to come because they understand the border better than anyone," Trump said.
Diaz-Balart respectfully disputed the 50 percent that the president mentioned.
Later in the interview, Diaz-Balart was asked points blank, "Do you mind immigrants?"
"I love immigrants," replied Trump.
"In fact, I want to tell you that I want people to come in," added the president pointing to new jobs to be completed and exploiting his financial record with Hispanics.
"Hispanics today has the average net worth, the richest they have ever been under Trump, not under Obama, because under Obama went the wrong way," Trump said.
The president also disputed the idea that he was responsible for separating children from their parents, blaming the Obama administration and saying he was the one who united the families.
Hispanics want toughness at the border. They do not want people to come and take their jobs. They do not want criminals to come because they understand the border better than anyone.
"I put them together. Just remember I put them together," Trump said. Obama built the cages. I didn't build them. Obama built the cages … Obama divorced. "
Diaz-Balart then asked Trump about Dreamers and DACA, whereby the president was blamed for blaming the Democrats for refusing to make a deal.
" The Democrats do not want to make an appointment. It's not an executive order. You know we are at the Supreme Court right now, we must be before the US Supreme Court sir and the judge, righteous, must make a decision, "Trump said.
" I would have made a decision earlier than that. I can't get Nancy Pelosi or Chuck Schumer doing anything for Dreamers. They will not do anything for the dreams. They don't care about Dreamers. "
" I am willing to enter into an agreement, "added Trump.
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On Trump topic said he was happy with Mexico "this week" and made it a point to say that both the United States and Mexico benefit from stopping the sick, even immigrant migration.
"Mexico did not need millions of people leaning through the middle of their country , "Trump said.
" Do you ask Mexico to patrol the southern border to make … the dirty work of the United States? "Diaz-Balart asked.
" No no no no no, "Trump replied." Not America's dirty work to do Mexico's work. People should not be allowed to go through Mexico into our country. Neither should they be in Mexico. "
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Diaz-Balart completed the interview by quickly mentioning some of the topics covered and asking the president if he" slept well ".
"I don't have much time to sleep. Luckily I have never been a big sleeper in terms of hours, but I sleep well. I mean, I sleep very well, "Trump said.