A group of reporters cornered Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump Thursday as he visited one of his golf resorts in Scotland. NBC News reported that the British journalists confronted him on his controversial immigration comments and “claims” that he is “a racist.”
When one reporter asked what section of the U.S. he thinks he represents, Trump shot back: “I think I represent a big section.”
He used recent polling data to bolster his claim.
“I guess the poll today with 16 or 17 candidates had me with 25 percent,” he said, “and the next person was 12 percent. So that’s a big difference. So we represent a very big section of the country.”
Trump was then pressed on his perceived unpopularity among Hispanic voters.
“Oh no, I did well,” he argued. “In fact, the Hispanics – a poll came out two days ago where I’m number one with the Hispanics. I know you’re surprised to hear that; but I’m number one with the Hispanics. And I said that if I get the nomination, I will win with the Hispanics.”
He went on to tout his popularity in specific primary states – and nationwide – before concluding that he is “very importantly … number one with Hispanics.”
One reporter from the “combative pack,” as NBC described it, initially asked Trump to address claims that he is a racist.
“Excuse me?” Trump responded.
The reporter rephrased, asking: “Why have you come here, Mr. Trump?”
He responded he made the trip because he loves the club and is looking forward to hosting the Women’s British Open.
“It’s going to be a really exciting week,” he asserted.
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