Trump vs. Mexicans
Trump's surge in popularity began earlier this summer when he made racist comments about Mexican immigrants. "When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best," Trump said. "They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. And they're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people."
Trump's comments angered many in the Spanish-speaking world, with Trump's Miss Universe pageant getting dumped by Univison. Weeks later, at a press conference, Univision's Jorge Ramos pressed the candidate on his remarks. Trump responded by having Ramos ejected from the presser. "Go back to Univision," Trump said to Ramos, a U.S. citizen who was born in Mexico. The following day, Trump said Ramos was "ranting and raving like a Madman."
In August, two Trump supporters in Boston attacked a homeless Hispanic man. One of the attackers, Scott Leader, told police after the incident, "Donald Trump was right, all these illegals need to be deported."
Trump initially responded by saying his supporters are "passionate," though he later condemned the violence.