Donald Trump spoke in New Hampshire Tuesday night- just one day after getting dumped by NBC Universal and Univision due to his comments about Mexican immigrants.
"They're bringing drugs, they're bringing crime, they're rapists," Trump said during his presidential run kick-off speech.
If you thought Trump would apologize for his comments at his first public appearance since the controversy at a pool-side reception in Bedford, New Hampshire, you'd be wrong. He brought research he said he had done to support his earlier statements.
"I mentioned the word 'rape.' I felt oh, maybe, you know, maybe there's never been a rape. Maybe there's never been a problem. Maybe there's never been a crime," Trump began. "To me, it's impossible to almost believe — 80 percent of Central American women and girls are raped crossing into the United States."
In addition, Trump stirred it up on the topics of Univision and NBC. He announced that he is suing Univision for $500 million for dropping the Miss Universe Pageant that Trump runs.
"What NBC and Univision did to these young women is disgraceful," he said.
Trump spoke for more than an hour, at one point defending himself against critics who say he's not nice.
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"I don't think it matters if I'm nice or not, because I really believe this is going to be an election that's based on competence."
On the word that Trump weighs in at number two to Jeb Bush in the latest New Hampshire poll, Trump was stumped.
"It's hard to believe I'm second to Bush," Trump said. "Because Bush is not going to get us to the promised land, folks."
The Republican presidential candidate has made 14 stops in New Hampshire so far ahead of the 2016 primary.