WASHINGTON: The clashes between candidate Donald Trump and the Spanish-language Univision television network began within days of Trump's announcement last year that he was seeking the Republican nomination.
Now, a series of emails pirated from the Democratic National Committee and published the past week by the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks shows that within days of Trump's June 16, 2015 announcement of his candidacy, Univision's chairman, Haim Saban, was urging the Clinton campaign to take a tougher stance on Trump's anti-immigrant agenda.
"Haim thinks we are underrating to Trump/Hispanics. Thinks we can get something by standing up for Latinos or attacking Rs (Republicans) for not condemning," Clinton campaign Chairman John Pedestal wrote July 3, 2015, is an email to other Clinton staffers.
The email drew an immediate response from Jennifer Palmieri, a former White House spokeswoman who is communications director for the Clinton campaign: "Haim is right -- we should be jamming this all the time."