President Trump Sits Down for Interview With Telemundo

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President Trump Sits Down for Interview With Telemundo
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President Trump Sits Down for Interview With Telemundo
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President Trump appeared on the Spanish language Telemundo network for an interview with Jose Diaz-Balart earlier this week. The often combative interview centered around several Hispanic themed topics. Telemundo is a subsidiary of Comcast/NBCUniversal, a frequent target of President Trump’s attacks on the media.

The interview began with the anchor accusing the president of being tough on immigrants. President Trump responded, saying, “When you say that you mean illegal immigrants. I’ve been very good to immigrants.”

The two then spent a bit of time arguing about President Trump’s poll numbers among Hispanic Americans. When President Trump declared his approval rating among Hispanic voters to be on the rise, Diaz-Balart countered by forecasting the number to be around 30 percent. The president responded by estimating his approval rating among Hispanic voters to be at 50 percent, which Diaz-Balart staunchly disputed.

At one point in the interview, Diaz-Balart directly asked the president, “Do you have something against immigrants?” In response, President Trump said he actually loved immigrants. He went on to say he strongly supports legal immigration.

Perhaps the most contentious part of the interview took place when Diaz-Balart brought up the issue of child separation at the border. President Trump insisted the policy was a remnant of the Obama administration, saying the practice ended on his watch.

“I put them together. Just remember that I put them together,” the President said. “Obama built the cages. I didn’t build them. Obama built the cages… Obama separated.”

The Telemundo anchor ended the interview by asking the president about how well he sleeps. “I don’t have much time to sleep. Fortunately, I’ve never been a big sleeper, in terms of hours, but I sleep fine. I mean I sleep very good,” President Trump responded.

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