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Donald Trump speaks on El Paso

After some very controversial comments last month Donald Trump speaks out once again.This time about El Paso and the safety of border cities.

The interview aired on MSNBC and Trump was asked about cities like El Paso being one of the safest in the nation. He says right now the borders are more unsafe than they’ve ever been.

We saw the reaction in our community and our nation after Trump said ‘Mexico is only sending their worst across the border.’ In a interview Wednesday he holds those ideals and even speaks out on the current state of the border.

“They are bringing drugs, they are bringing crime, they are rapists and some, I assume are good people,” said Trump in a speech in June.

It was a speech that brought a lot of backlash for Trump. His show The Apprentice was cancelled. Miss Universe was dropped from Univision and yes even the Trump pinata came about.

“They force people into our country and they are drug dealers and they are criminals of all kind. We are taking Mexico’s problems,” said Trump.

During the interview NBC news reporter Katy Tur asked Trump about El paso.

“The murder rate in El Paso, Texas which is right on the border is the lowest murder rate for the big cities in the country?” asked Tur.

Trump responded,”OK OK don’t try and convince me there is no crime.”

“In the past we’ve heard these arguments before about immigrants bringing in the violence,” said El Pasoan, Federico Anoveros.

Anoveros says he’s not concerned about illegal border crossers.

“I’ve never been worried about immigrants coming over or the influx of them, said Anoveros.

Wednesday police officials reminded ABC-7 of El Paso ranking the safest city in the nation between 2010 and 2014. They say year to date reportable crimes are down by %12.9.

Trump in the interview said in the interview, “It’s a disgrace. Don’t tell me about safety, are you trying to justify safety at the border? I don’t think so.”

Residents like Sylvia Portillo say she hasn’t felt a recent shift in crime.

“I don’t feel it’s unsafer than it’s ever been,” said Portillo.

“It’s just something to say about our country that we have a safe place here,” said Anoveros.

ABC-7 did try to speak to someone from the El Paso Republican Party to get an opinion on Trumps statements they did not get back to ABC-7 in time for this story.

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