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Mexico among nations that have been “ripping us off,” Trump claims

Republican contender lays into US’s southern neighbor once again in new YouTube video

Donald Trump during a campaign stop in South Carolina.
Donald Trump during a campaign stop in South Carolina.Sean Rayford / AFP

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Donald Trump has lashed out once again against Mexico with a new video posted on YouTube in which the Republican US presidential frontrunner included the United States’ southern neighbor on a list of countries “that are ripping us off.”

In his video, Trump reminds supporters that, because he is financing his own campaign, he will be able to “bring in the best people” to the White House who are not influenced by outside interests.

“We are not going to be patsies; we have been patsies to the world for too long”

“We will have the greatest negotiators in the world – negotiating against China, Japan, Mexico, Vietnam and all of the many countries that are ripping us off,” Trump says in his 51-second video.

“We are going to bring our jobs back, we are going to bring our manufacturing back. We are not going to be patsies; we have been patsies to the world for too long,” Trump states.

As the Iowa primary caucus approaches, the Trump campaign have been hitting hard on sensitive issues such as illegal immigration, the legal use of firearms, and jihadist terrorism.

Donald Trump’s new campaign video.

This is not the first time that Trump has attacked Mexico. When he announced his candidacy last June, the billionaire Republican contender promised to build a wall along the US-Mexican border to keep “drug traffickers” and “rapists” from crossing over.

He pledged that he would force Mexico to pay for the construction of the wall.

English version by Martin Delfín.

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