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Hispanic supporters ditch Trump after immigration speech


Hispanic supporters ditch Trump after immigration speech

WATCH: Why some of Trump's supporters are ditching him.

After Trump doubled down on his immigration policies last night in Phoenix, some of his Hispanic supporters are abandoning ship. 

Alfonso Aguilar, a George W. Bush appointee, is withdrawing his support of Trump, and Jacob Monty resigned as a member of Trump's National Hispanic Advisory Council. 

The moves come after Trump fired up the crowd by promising to building a physical wall on the border,  forcing Mexico pay for the wall and creating a deportation task force to target criminals. 

Aguilar tweeted he feels "disappointed and misled," by Trump.

In the speech Trump reaffirmed many of the policies that he espoused during the primaries, however in recent weeks it appeared that Trump was softening his stance. He delayed his immigration speech which was originally planned for last week after meeting with his Hispanic advisory council, and his campaign manager told CNN last week his position on a deportation task force was "to be determined."

Both Monty and Aguilar had been reluctant Trump supporters and have previously said that Trump was not their first or second choice. 

Monty thought Trump was moving towards a compassionate immigration plan.

"What I heard today was not realistic and not compassionate," Monty told Politico. 

Monty has been fundraising for Trump, but said that in addition to resigning from the advisory council he would also stop raising money for the GOP nominee. 

Aguilar earlier this summer signed on to a letter supporting Trump and urging other Hispanics to do so as well.  But after the speech he said,  "it's even worse than what he intially proposed."

Not all of the members of Trump's advisory council have jumped ship, member Ralph Alvardo issued a statement saying, "Mr. Trump proceeded to follow up this meeting with his most substantial speech to date on how to best handle the illegal immigration crisis. Mr. Trump has shown once again why he is the most qualified candidate."

Clinton's Latino Vote Director Lorella Praeli categorized the speech as, "his darkest speech yet." Adding that, "Donald Trump doubled down on his anti-immigrant rhetoric and attempted to divide communities by pitting people against each other and demonizing immigrants."

Despite Monty and Aguilar dropping their support of Trump, neither will support Clinton. 

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