Donald Trump: Mexican immigrants spread "tremendous infectious disease"

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Donald Trump's Comments Spark Immigration Discussion in 2016 Campaign

Donald Trump is continuing his incendiary comments about Mexican immigrants.

In a statement issued Monday, the presidential hopeful offered further criticism of immigrants in an effort to defend his previous campaign speech, in which he referred to Mexicans who enter the U.S. as "rapists" who are "bringing crime."

"The largest suppliers of heroin, cocaine and other illicit drugs are Mexican cartels that arrange to have Mexican immigrants trying to cross the borders and smuggle in the drugs," Trump wrote in his latest missive. "The Border Patrol knows this. Likewise, tremendous infectious disease is pouring across the border."

"The United States has become a dumping ground for Mexico and, in fact, for many other parts of the world," he continued. "The Mexican government wants an open border as long as it's a ONE WAY open border into the United States. Not only are they killing us at the border, but they are killing us on trade ...; and the country of Mexico is making billions of dollars in doing so."

Trump also lambasted Univision for going public "despite very poor and even negative earnings, which is not a good situation for a successful IPO or high stock price."

Trump wrote that Univision, the media organization he is currently suing for $500 million after they ended business ties with him last week, "began this charade in the first place" and is "being dictated to by the Mexican government."

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