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Kasich: Hispanics ‘Hard-Working,’ ‘Critical to Our Country’

Ohio Governor John Kasich meant well when he came to the defense of immigrant workers during last Wednesday’s debate. On Sunday, he clarified what he meant when he suggested that we should tip immigrant hotel workers.

“A lot of them do jobs that they’re willing to do and that’s why, in a hotel, you leave a little tip, you know,” Kasich said last week in a ploy to secure votes.

“I’ve always said that Hispanics are such a critical part of the fabric of the United States,” Kasich told host Chuck Todd on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

“They occupy jobs from top to bottom. They’re so critical to our country. They’re God-fearing and they’re hard-working.”

Kasich defended his point with an anecdote about one of his Latino friends that is an oncologist.

“To be clear, I believe that, from top to bottom, Hispanics play a critical role in America, not only today, but going forward,” he said.

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