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Mailbag: Trump’s Announcement Speech

This week, a reader sent us a letter about Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s controversial remarks about Mexican immigrants coming to the United States.

In the FactCheck Mailbag, we feature some of the email we receive. Readers can send comments to editor@factcheck.org. Letters may be edited for length.


Trump on Mexicans

Thank you for pointing out the discrepancies in Trump’s presidential announcement speech [“Trump Tramples Facts,” June 16]. I was, however, saddened and amazed that these did not include the now infamous statements he made about Mexicans. Is this because you believe or have proved that Mexico “sends its people” to the United States? Who is sending them? I’m a Mexican, and I know that I, and all other Mexicans I have met, chose to come here. About the only Mexicans that I have heard of being sent to the USA, are those sent here by their employers, many of whom are U.S. companies. Then there are the rapist/drug trafficker, criminal part of his allegations. Do you believe, or do you have proof, that the majority of Mexicans coming to the U.S. are rapists, drug traffickers or criminals, as is implied in Trump’s statement? If you do not call him out about these untruths, it means you and your organization are tacitly complicit in this discrimination.

Robert Adler
Laguna Hills, California