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Donald Trump Doubles Down on Mexican Comments: If Not Illegals, Then ‘Who’s Doing the Raping?’

Appearing on CNN Wednesday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump defended his comments about illegal immigrants as “rapists.”

Speaking with Don Lemon on ‘CNN Tonight,’ Trump doubled down on the comments he made in his campaign announcement, saying, “You look at the statistics on rape, on crime, on everything coming in illegally into this country – they’re mind-boggling!”

Alluding to a recent Fusion report that claimed 80 percent of female crossing the border from Central America being raped along the way, Lemon countered, “That’s about women being raped, it’s not about criminals coming across the border and entering the country.”

“Somebody’s doing the raping, Don,” Trump shot back. “I mean, somebody’s doing it. Women are being raped. Who’s doing the raping? Who’s doing the raping?”

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