That Time Trump Slammed Opponent For ‘Disgusting’ Comments About Mexicans
That opponent was Pat Buchanan.
…when Trump was toying with a presidential bid for the Reform Party in the late 90s and early 2000s, he criticized potential opponent Pat Buchanan on at least two occasions for “egregious examples of intolerance,” singling out Mexicans (and others) as one of the groups of people Buchanan had disparaged.
“Pat Buchanan has been guilty of many egregious examples of intolerance. He has systematically bashed Blacks, Mexicans, and Gays,” wrote Trump in his 2000 campaign book The America We Deserve.
Trump went further in an interview with the The Advocate, calling Pat’s writings on Mexicans and other minorities “disgusting.”
“I used to like Pat. I was on Crossfire with him,” Trump said. “I thought he was a nice guy. Then I read the things he had written about Hitler, Jews, blacks, gays, and Mexicans. I mean, I think it’s disgusting. That speech he made at the ‘92 Republican convention was a disaster. He wants to divide Americans.”