Donald Trump says he’s not looking for the US to become a “Mexican country.”
Trump, who is facing mounting criticism for his rhetoric about Mexican immigrants, said Tuesday that Mexico’s government would not take the US back from Mexico.
The US President’s comments came as a new report by the Senate Intelligence Committee said the Trump administration “did not do enough” to stop the release of thousands of undocumented immigrants from being sent back to Mexico.
“They’re coming back from wherever they are, they’re coming into the United States, they can go right to work,” Trump said.
Trump has been criticized for his remarks, and in an interview Tuesday with Fox News, Trump said he would not want to send the country back to “the hellhole that we’ve been in for the last 50 years.”
He said Mexico would “take care of” the undocumented immigrants.
“I would like to say, ‘You’re all going to go home,’ but they’re not,” Trump told Fox News.
Trump also told Fox that he was looking to get rid of the Affordable Care Act.
“What I’m doing is I’m going to take care of Obamacare.
I want to do that very quickly.
We’re going to repeal and replace Obamacare,” he said.
“You’ve got to get it done.
We have to get this done fast, because the insurance companies are not going to do it.”
Trump’s comments about Mexico come as he tries to regain his political footing in the wake of a report that the FBI is investigating him for possible collusion with Russia during the 2016 presidential election.