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Eric Trump: My Dad Wants to 'Protect This Country' With Immigration Stance

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By    |   Friday, 02 Sep 2016 09:30 AM

Eric Trump Friday defended his father's immigration and deportation plans, commenting that the GOP presidential nominee wants to "protect this country and preserve the wages of 320 million people who live in this country."

"It's very, very sad," Trump told Fox News' "Fox and Friends" program. "The median income hasn't gone up in 15 years and yet we have thousands and thousands of people coming across the border. They pose a real security risk and my father wants to take care of the problem."

Further, Trump said his father wants to deport immigrants who are living illegally in the country and causing "massive problems."

Jacob Monty, a member of Trump's National Hispanic Advisory Council, resigned his post and Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles President Alfonso Aguilar, a key Hispanic surrogate for Donald Trump, withdrew his support after the candidate's fiery speech in Phoenix Wednesday.

Trump's son, though, on Friday said the speech was consistent with his father's plans for immigration that he's held all along.

"I think it took tremendous leadership for him to go down to Mexico and meet with the president but when you saw the meeting the president of Mexico said it was a two-way street," Eric Trump said.

"He said America has a real problem with tremendous drugs coming across the border," he continued. "We have tremendous problem with the money coming back into our country and we have a tremendous problem with guns and different weapons coming into the country which are hurting the cartel."

"I think they left it in a good way, then the leftist media spins it," he went on. "But it was clear from both leaders that a border is necessary for the protection of their own country."

Trump also spoke about his father's outreach to minority voters, telling the show the Hispanic and the African-American communities have been "largely left behind in this country."

"My father wants to bring jobs back into this country," Trump said. "He wants to make this country safe."

He also commented about the ongoing news concerning the Clinton Foundation and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's emails, saying "nothing surprises" him anymore.

"It's pay to play on the largest level," Trump said. "Americans deserve a lot better. We as people deserve a lot better and these government officials are employees of ours, the American people."

As far as the foundation itself, Trump didn't directly answer a question about whether he thought it had always been "100 percent ethical."

"I think that the Clinton Foundation, like all foundations, has found itself in a position where things have changing and I think she's going to change," Trump said.

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