Trump: ‘We Are Building A New Republican Party’

Alex Pfeiffer White House Correspondent
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Donald Trump defended himself from criticism that he is unelectable by saying at CNN’s Thursday Republican debate that he is “building a much bigger, much stronger Republican Party.”

Moderator Maria Celeste Arraras asked Donald Trump if he was unelectable in a general election, and said, “a brand-new Telemundo poll says that three out of four Hispanics that vote nationwide have a negative opinion of you.”

Trump responded, “First of all, I don’t believe anything Telemundo says.”

He then continued to say, “If you look at any of the elections, every single election has been record-setting. And the good news is for the Republican Party, the Democrats are getting very poor numbers in terms of getting them in. … New people are coming into the Republican Party. We are building a new Republican Party. A lot of people are coming in.”

“I will do very well with Hispanics. But I’m telling you also, I’m bringing people, Democrats over, and I’m bringing the independents over, and we’re building a much bigger, much stronger Republican Party,” said Trump. (RELATED: In Nevada Caucuses Republican Youth Vote Up Democratic Youth Vote Down)