The GOP presidential nominee is facing a growing list of new critics and questions after his comments about immigrants and refugees.
Trump’s comments about Mexican immigrants and Mexican women drew swift condemnation from the Mexican government, as well as criticism from his own supporters.
Trump told Fox News on Tuesday night that he doesn’t like Mexican immigrants or Mexican women and that he’s not going to build a wall.
“You can’t have that, okay?”
“If you can’t make it work, if you can not make it safe, I will tell you that you will never be successful in the United States of America.
You are going to be unsuccessful.”
Trump has not clarified whether he meant that immigrants and women are rapists, or that immigrants rape the U.S. The comments drew a backlash from the Latino community, and Trump issued a statement on Wednesday afternoon to clarify his remarks, which he described as “a very unfortunate comment” made in “a bad moment in time.”
“The comments were taken out of context and do not reflect who I am or what I believe,” he said.
Trump has been criticized for his stance on immigration and immigration enforcement policies in the past.
In January, Trump said undocumented immigrants were “rapists” and rapists, and called them a “big, fat group of criminals” who should be deported.
In a 2016 debate with Hillary Clinton, Trump called for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the U, which Clinton quickly called a racist and dangerous idea.