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Donald Trump Just Called Himself The King...Of Illegal Immigration

Donald Trump Just Called Himself The King...Of Illegal Immigration

Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump told CNBC Monday morning that he is the "king of illegal immigration."

A central campaign of Trump's presidential campaign continues to focus on illegal immigration.

"I am the king of illegal immigration," Trump told CNBC before realizing his blunder and correcting himself. "I will stop it - and nobody talks about it more than I do."

Trump continued that a secure border on the Mexican border will also prevent the flow of drugs entering the country. Specifically, the billionaire pointed out that heroin from Mexico is resulting in drug epidemics throughout the entire country.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency confirmed in its 2015 report that Mexico is the primary supplier of heroin to the US.

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"Mexico and, to a lesser extent, Colombia dominate the U.S. heroin market, because of their proximity, established transportation and distribution infrastructure, and ability to satisfy U.S. heroin demand," the DEA said.

Trump then recalled a visit to Ohio where a major complaint from local government officials was drugs which he said are "poisoning the youth of our country."

Trump's claims of a drug problem in Ohio is validated by a Politifact report which rates the state's Senator's claim that most heroin in his state is smuggled in from Mexico being as being "true."

Trump went on to take jabs at Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton who favors "open borders" and "let whoever wants to come into the country come in and let the drugs pour in."


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