Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says Hillary Clinton is “sad” and “desperate” and that she should work on producing her “illegally hidden emails.”
The bombastic billionaire was responding to Clinton’s recent criticism about his remarks on Mexican immigrants.
“Failing candidate Hillary Clinton, who is desperately trying to hold on to her lead in the democratic primary against Bernie Sanders, is knowingly putting out lies about my stance on illegal immigration,” Trump wrote on Facebook.
During a speech in front of the National Council of La Raza Monday, Clinton slammed Trump for saying during his campaign kickoff speech last month that many Mexican immigrants are “rapists.”
“Basta! Enough!” Clinton said Monday.
Trump clarified his remarks saying, “I’m not knocking immigration or immigrants, but rather am very critical of the country of Mexico for sending us people that they don’t want.”
“Likewise I am very critical of illegal immigration and the tremendous problems including crime, which it causes,” Trump continued on Facebook. (RELATED: Hillary To Trump In La Raza Speech: ‘Basta! Enough!’)
“She is desperate, she is sad, and she is obviously very nervous when she has to revert to issues that have already been settled given the absolute accuracy of my statement,” he asserted.
Trump, who has donated to Clinton’s past political campaigns and gave $100,000 to her family’s charity, said Clinton and other leaders jumped on his remarks because they didn’t like his “tone.”
“That’s the problem with our country’s leaders,” Trump said. “They are more worried about tone than results!”
“Hillary should spend more time producing her illegally hidden emails and less time trying to obfuscate a statement by me that is totally clear and obviously very much accepted by the public as true,” Trump added, referring to the ongoing scandal surrounding Clinton’s private email use as secretary of state.
He added that he is “honored” that Clinton is attacking him rather than Jeb Bush. Trump and the former governor of Florida sit atop recent polls.