Trump Claims Asylum Seekers Are “Rough Guys” Who Should Fight In The UFC

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"The asylum program is a scam. Some of the roughest people you've ever seen." (via Aaron Rupar / Vox / Twitter)

At the Republican Jewish Coalition Leadership Meeting, Trump said the asylum program is a scam and asylum seekers are “rough guys.”

"The asylum program is a scam. Some of the roughest people you've ever seen. People that look like they should be fighting for the UFC. They read a little page given by lawyers. They tell them what to say."

“You look at this guy, you say, ‘wow, that’s a tough cookie!’” He goes on to mock asylum seekers’ fear for their lives.

“To confront this border crisis, I declared a national emergency.”

Watch the video here.

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