Top Latino Supporter Dumps Trump Over Immigration Speech – “I Just Can’t Be Part Of That”
After Donald Trump doubled down on his hardline immigration stance during a fiery speech in Phoenix on Wednesday, the president of Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles, is withdrawing his support for the Republican presidential nominee.
During an interview on Thursday, Alfonso Aguilar told CNN host Carol Costello that he was officially un-endorsing Trump.
“When he became the nominee, I thought it was important to give him a second chance,” Aguilar explained. “I thought that we could work with him and the campaign to move him to the center on immigration,” he said.
“He said he was going to treat undocumented immigrants without criminal records in a humane and compassionate way, he said he was going to soften his position. And then we heard yesterday and I was totally disappointed, not surprised, but disappointed and misled,” he added.
“So today I’m saying, not only am I considering withdrawing my support, I’m telling you today, I’m withdrawing my support from Donald Trump. And it’s not only me. Many like me think the same way.”
Aguilar also accused Trump of embracing the immigration the politics of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and conservative columnist Ann Coulter.
“I’m so sorry, I just can’t be part of that,” he said.
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