Hispanic Group Says Donald Trump Is Threatening Lawsuit

Donald Trump - H 2015
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Donald Trump - H 2015

The National Hispanic Media Coalition has been critical of Trump following comments he made about illegal immigrants from Mexico.

A group that has criticized Donald Trump's controversial comments about illegal immigrants says the presidential candidate is threatening to sue it.

"This afternoon, Thursday July 2, the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) received a call from The Trump Organization‘s chief counsel threatening a lawsuit against NHMC if it does not cease its advocacy efforts," the National Hispanic Media Coalition said in a statement. "NHMC will not stand down in its defense of the American Latino community, especially against the racist statements Trump made during his June 16 Presidential announcement.

The group has called on the Professional Golf Association to cut ties with Trump, and blasted Reelz for agreeing to telecast the Miss USA Contest after NBC dropped it."

Trump has been under fire lately for referring to Mexican immigrants as "rapists" and people bringing crime and drugs into the U.S., comments he made in his June 16 speech announcing his presidential candidacy.

A rep for Trump did not immediately respond to a request for comment.