Hillary: "Very Disappointed" In Trump; Republicans Are "Hostile" Towards Immigrants

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton engaged in her first interview with the media on Tuesday since officially announcing her intention to seek the Democratic nomination for president. Clinton told CNN's Brianna Keilar she is "disappointed" with Donald Trump's comments about crime and illegal immigrants.

"I'm very disappointed in those comments," Clinton said on CNN. "And I feel very bad and very disappointed with him and with the Republican party for not responding immediately and saying enough, stop it."

Clinton says she is going to push for comprehensive immigration reform and talk about "the good law-abiding" illegal immigrants.

"I'm going to talk about comprehensive immigration reform," Clinton said. "I'm going to talk about all of the good law-abiding, productive members of the immigrant community that I personally know, that I've met over the course of my life that I would like to see have a path to citizenship."

Clinton accused Republicans of being on a spectrum of "grudgingly welcoming" to "hostile" when it comes to immigrants.

"They're on a spectrum of hostility which I think is really regrettable in a nation of immigrants like ours. All the way to kind of grudging acceptance, but refusal to go with a pathway to citizenship. I think that's a mistake. We know we're not going to deport 11 or 12 million people," Clinton said.

BRIANNA KEILAR, CNN: Donald Trump is creating quite a lot of commotion on the other side. He's a friend of yours, has been over the years. He donated to your Senate campaign, to the Clinton Foundation. What's your reaction to his recent comments that some Mexican immigrants are rapists and criminals?

FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY CLINTON: I'm very disappointed in those comments. And I feel very bad and very disappointed with him and with the Republican party for not responding immediately and saying enough, stop it.

But they are all in the same general area on immigration. You know, they don't want to provide a path to citizenship. They range across a spectrum of being either grudgingly welcoming or hostile towards immigrants.

I'm going to talk about comprehensive immigration reform. I'm going to talk about all of the good law abiding, productive members of the immigrant community that I personally know, that I've met over the course of my life that I would like to see have a path to citizenship.

KEILAR: But what about Jeb Bush's approach to that? It's different certainly from Donald Trump's.

CLINTON: He doesn't believe in a path to citizenship. If he did at one time he no longer does. And so pretty much, as I said, they're on a spectrum of hostility which I think is really regrettable in a nation of immigrants like ours. All the way to kind of grudging acceptance, but refusal to go with a pathway to citizenship. I think that's a mistake. We know we're not going to deport 11 or 12 million people.

We shouldn't be breaking up families. We shouldn't be stopping people from having the opportunity to be fully interest integrated, legally, within our country. It's good for us. It's good economically, it's good for the taxes that will be legally collected. It's good for the children, so that they can go as far as their hard work and talent will take them. So I am 100% behind comprehensive immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship.

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