(NBC) Donald Trump is supposed to be visiting the Texas-Mexico border today, but there’s late word this morning that the union that invited him may be backing out.
Breitbart News network is reporting that the national border patrol union stepped in and canceled the event.
Donald trump’s campaign tells NBC he will be in Laredo, Texas today – despite the news report that says otherwise.
He’s supposed to meet with the union, hold a news conference at the border, then speak to officers.
Trump’s comments about immigration – that rapists and murderers are coming in from Mexico – set off a firestorm of criticism.
Now, Republican opponents are firing back. “He offers a barking carnival act,” says Presidential Candidate Former Governor Rick Perry (R-TX).
The former Texas Governor calls Trump “toxic”. “Let no one be mistaken – Donald Trump’s candidacy is a cancer on conservatism, and it must be clearly diagnosed, excised and discarded.”
The Senator from South Carolina, Lindsey Graham posted this YouTube video after Trump released graham’s personal cell phone number. “Now would you want to give him the nuclear codes. If he had a bad day, maybe he’d put em on the internet. So the bottom line is I think it exposed even further the narrative that he’s a car wreck,” said Presidential Candidate Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC).
Meantime, the number two Democrat -Bernie Sanders is rallying for President Obama and Congress to raise the minimum wage. “I support $15 an hour,” said Senator Sanders (I-VT), Presidential Candidate.
Hillary Clinton is giving a speech about the economy tomorrow, then heads to Iowa this weekend.
Tracie Potts, NBC News.