Hillary Clinton Slams Donald Trump in Spanish: ‘Basta!’

Democratic frontrunner responds to Republican rival’s Mexican immigrant comments by telling him “enough”

Last Updated: July 14, 2015 @ 11:04 AM

Donald Trump has no doubt been criticized before in Spanish for his controversial comments on undocumented Mexican immigrants. Now Hillary Clinton is breaking out the español to share her thoughts on the subject.

The Democratic frontrunner proved she can slam the Republican presidential hopeful in more than one language, telling Trump “Basta!” meaning “enough,” while speaking at the National Council of La Raza in Kansas City.

“It was appalling to hear Donald Trump describe immigrants as drug dealers, rapists and criminals,” Clinton told the Hispanic civil rights and advocacy group. “He’s talking about people you and I know. He’s talking about people who love this country, work hard and want nothing more than a chance to build a better life for themselves and this country.

“When people and businesses everywhere rejected his hateful comments, did he apologize? No, he doubled down,” she continued. “I have just one word for Donald Trump: Basta! Enough!”

She continued by promising to fix the “broken” immigration system, calling it “an economic imperative, a family imperative,  a moral imperative, an American imperative.”

Just in case Trump missed her speech, Clinton sent him a message on social media, tweeting: “Para el Señor Trump, solo tengo una palabra. Basta!” which translates to, “For Mr Trump, I just have one word. Enough!”

This isn’t the two presidential candidates’ first tango. Last week, Trump blasted Clinton’s State Department record and her views on immigration policy.

“Hillary Clinton ‎was the worst secretary of state in the history of the United States. On top of that, she is extremely bad on illegal immigration,” Trump said. “Despite anything you may hear to the contrary, I do not think she is electable.”

He was responding to Clinton’s earlier comment, in which she told CNN she was “disappointed” with Trump’s criticism of Mexican immigrants.