At a press conference before a campaign rally on Tuesday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump took a jab at fellow candidate Jeb Bush for his remark in April 2014 that illegal immigrants crossing the border "is an act of love."
DONALD TRUMP: I watched him, by the way, and he had a very small crowd. He had very little enthusiasm. He's a very low energy person. You need a lot of energy to get this country turned around including immigration. And the word immigration and illegal immigration, you wouldn't even be asking this question if it weren't for me. Because when I came out and I announced, I'm the one that started this whole thing. I took a lot of flak the first two weeks, now all of a sudden everyone is apologizing to me. People in this room are apologizing to me because I brought something up that's very, very serious.
I brought up the crime. I brought up all of the things that happened since including Kate [Steinle] who is this wonderful person from San Francisco with an incredible family who I got to know a little bit. And Jamil [Shaw] who was gunned down by an illegal immigrant. A 66-year-old veteran, okay? 66-year-old veteran was raped, sodomized, beaten and killed by the illegal immigrant. And that's a few of the many. That's a big problem.
So you asked the question, Jeb Bush doesn't have a clue, doesn't even have a clue. And if I weren't in this campaign, Jeb Bush would not be talking about illegal immigration. If you remember he said they come as an act of love. Okay? Tell that to the families -- and there are many, many families who lost a loved one. Act of love. Okay? There's no act of love. It's tough stuff. It's mean stuff. And it's going to be taken care of. A lot of the gangs that you see in Baltimore and in St. Louis and Ferguson and Chicago, you know they're illegal immigrants. They're here illegally. And they're rough dudes. Rough people. They're going to be gone so fast if I win that your head will spin. They'll be gone so fast.