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How Other Candidates Rate on the Trump Hate-Scale

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Presidential candidate Donald Trump set the Internet on fire when he called Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals.  We looked at other candidates’ past comments and rated them on a scale from one to WTF-are-you-kidding-me?! Here’s how they compare to The Donald:

Donald Trump – Total Immigrant Hater

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Trump’s stance: “They’re bringing drugs; they’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people. But I speak to border guards and they tell us what we’re getting and it only makes common sense.”

Ted Cruz – No Apologies from Trump Needed

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Cruz says: “I don’t think [Trump] should apologize for speaking out against the problem that is illegal immigration. They’re not mostly that [rapists]. But Donald Trump has a way of speaking that gets attention. And I credit him for focusing on an issue that needs to be focused on.”

READ: Are These the Mexican “Criminals” Trump Warned You About?

Mike Huckabee – Might as Well Be Trump

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Huckabee says: “We’re talking about hundreds of thousands of drug-dealers, terrorists. People who can walk across this border with a rocket propelled launcher on their shoulder. That’s what we have to be worried about.”

Ben Carson – Immigrants Bring Diseases #CarsonFact

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Carson says: “The facts are that there are people in our country who have become lax in terms of their vigilance, getting their kids immunized, and we have people coming in who are not necessarily being properly screened. That’s not making it an issue, it’s stating facts.”

Marco Rubio – Illegal Immigration Not OK Anymore

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Rubio told immigration activists: “You don’t have the right to illegally immigrate here.” Kinda weird, since his grandfather illegally immigrated from Cuba.

WATCH: Reporter Questions Ted Cruz’s Cuban-ness

Bobby Jindal – Immigrants Should Adopt “American” Values

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Mr. “Tanned, Rested and Ready: “If folks want to immigrate to America, they should do so legally. They should adopt our values. They should learn English. And they should roll up their sleeves and get to work.” Immigrants don’t “roll up their sleeves”? They don’t work?

Rick Santorum – Immigrants Lead to Loss of “American” Workers

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Santorum says: “Since 2000 there have been 6 million net new jobs created in America. How many of those net new jobs are held by people who were not born in this country? All of them.

Rand Paul – Hopes to Welcome Hardworking Immigrants

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Rand says: “I think the message for the Republican Party needs to be that we welcome you. If you want to work, we will find a place for you.”

Jeb Bush – Wants to Make Immigration Easier

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Bush says: “We’re a nation of immigrants. This is not the time to abandon something that makes us special and unique.”

Martin O’Malley – Believes We Should Embrace Immigrants

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O’Malley says: “It’s central to our nation’s character and central to our nation’s economy … For me, it’s a pretty essential part of what it’s going to take to get things going in the right direction.”

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Bernie Sanders – Wants Immigrants to Join the Rest of Us

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Sanders says: “Despite the central role that undocumented workers play in our economy and in our daily lives, these workers are too often reviled by many for political gain and shunted into the shadows.”

Hillary Clinton – Total Immigrant Supporter

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Clinton says: “That’s one of the big hopes I have, is that we can get back to being a country where people can understand what others are going through and have empathy for it and really try to help each other.”

What do you think about the candidates and their immigration stances? mitú wants to know. Leave a comment below.

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