GOP candidate Donald Trump, who has made a big to-do about building a giant wall between the United States and Mexico, made a bizarre claim during his victory speech on Saturday.
“I have thousands and thousands of Hispanics… I lead with the Hispanics. I’m leading in every poll with Hispanics,” Trump said. “They love me, I love them.”
He then went on to accuse China of theft and other countries of taking advantage of the U.S. and promising to repeal Obamacare.
The real estate mogul beat out his rivals to win the South Carolina primary on Saturday with 33 percent of the votes, followed by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio at 22 percent. Ted Cruz came in third at 21.7 percent as of 6 p.m. Pacific. The contest saw rival Jeb Bush suspending his campaign.
Trump is in no way in a favorable position with Hispanic voters, according to The Hill. Over three-fourths of Hispanic Americans have an unfavorable opinion of him. Roughly 80 percent of that group view him unfavorably.
Trump also said during his speech that he would make Mexico pay for the wall he plans to build, a crowd-pleasing tactic he uses, according to the New York Times.
Watch Trump’s speech, as posted to YouTube, here: