WMUR: Pataki challenges Trump to ‘mano a mano’ immigration debate

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Former New York governor says his plan for community service is not amnesty

Former New York Gov. George Pataki Monday challenged fellow Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to a one-on-one, “mano a mano” debate on immigration policy in New Hampshire, calling the real estate executive’s comments about Mexican immigrants “completely stupid” and “completely unacceptable to any person in the 21st century.”

Trump has been taking heat from some of the other Republicans running for president since he said while announcing his candidacy on June 16, that Mexico is “sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems to us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”

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    Huffington Post
  • Don't underestimate the impact of his big brain on the debate stage.
    Mark Halperin
    Bloomberg News
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    former New Hampshire National Republican Committeeman
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    Former United States Secretary of the Interior
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    New York Observer
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