(NEWSER)– Donald Trump has been dumped by Macy's, NBC, and a Mexican billionaire, among others over his assertion that rapists and criminals are pouring into the US from Mexico—but he's certainly not backing down.
In an interview with CNN's Don Lemon last night, he cited a September article in Fusion as a source of some of the stats he's been referring to in recent days. The article claims that a "staggering" 80% of Central American women who head to the US via Mexico are raped. "So all I'm doing is telling the truth," Trump said. But Lemon challenged him, saying the Fusion stat is about rape victims, not rapists entering America. Trump's reply: "Well, somebody's doing the raping, Don! I mean somebody's doing it! Who's doing the raping? Who's doing the raping?"
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