After suffering an unexpected defeat in Iowa, Donald Trump has picked up the pieces and is steamrolling through New Hampshire in his usual brash manner in an attempt to win its February 9 primary.
At an event in Exeter, New Hampshire, when a woman shouted out that illegal immigrants are the backbone of the United States, he shot back, “I don’t think so, darling.”
Fox 25 Boston Politics editor Sharman Sacchetti tweeted:
Trump says NO, people who came here legally are the backbone, says they worked their “a** off” pic.twitter.com/cVo9yHoYLv
— Sharman Sacchetti (@SharmanTV) February 4, 2016
Here’s the exact exchange between Trump and the heckler, via “Fox & Friends”:
— FOX & Friends (@foxandfriends) February 5, 2016
That exchange was preceded by a woman who said she was from California and who also objected to Trump’s position on illegal immigration.
“I know the role that they have in the California and national economy because they do work that no one else wants to do and for a lot less.”
“Who told you to be here? Bernie?” he asked, referring to independent Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is a self-proclaimed Democratic socialist.
Watch the video via Manchester, New Hampshire’s WMUR Channel 9 News: