WASHINGTON (AP) — Some Hispanic leaders who have been advising Donald Trump say they feel betrayed after Trump’s big immigration speech.
They used words like “crushed,” ”disappointed” and “confused” after Trump on Wednesday definitively ruled out a pathway to legal status for people living in the U.S. illegally.
Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles president Alfonso Aguilar had prominently endorsed Trump after initially opposing his candidacy. He said Trump had signaled a willingness to moderate some of his plans.
But Aguilar said Thursday: “I’m withdrawing my support. I was expecting something very different last night.”
Aguilar said the speech does not bode well for Trump’s campaign and now thinks Trump is “definitely going to lose.”
Vice President Joe Biden also slammed the Republican nominee Thursday, adding that Trump doesn’t understand the working class.
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