Kasich: ‘Hispanics Are Such a Critical Part of the Fabric of the United States’

In an interview that aired on Sunday’s “Meet the Press” on NBC, Gov. John Kasich (R-OH), a candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, was asked to clarify remarks he had made about Hispanic immigrants, in which he praised their value but was accused of stereotyping them when he said he would a tip behind at his hotel to show his gratitude.

Kasich insisted he meant no harm by those remarks and went on to continue praise of Hispanics.

“As you know Chuck, having followed me through this race, I’ve had a very reasonable position on immigration,” Kasich said. “I’ve always said that Hispanics are such a critical part of the fabric of the United States. They occupy jobs from top to bottom. They are so critical to our country. They’re God-fearing and they’re hard-working.”

“To be clear, I believe that, from top to bottom, Hispanics play a critical role in America, not only today, but going forward,” he added.

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