Donald Trump, who has called for mass deportation of undocumented immigrants but insisted that he loves Latinos, found an ecstatic Hispanic supporter at a rally in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Thursday.
Appearing at a campaign event at the Treasure Island hotel and casino on the Strip, the Republican presidential candidate called on a woman holding a copy of People magazine, where Trump was recently featured with his family.
The woman, who said she was from Colombia, jumped on stage and screamed when Trump led her to the microphone.
"Where you from?" Trump asked.
"I'm from Colombia. I'm Hispanic, and I vote for Mr. Trump. We vote for Mr. Trump," she said. "We love you, we love you, all the way to the White House.”
Trump smiled broadly and put his hands on her shoulders, then appeared to have placed his hands on the woman’s hips. He kissed her several times.
"I swear to you, I think she's totally beautiful and great, I never met her before, I swear," Trump said.
The Las Vegas Sun spoke to the woman, identified as Myriam Witcher, after the event. She told the paper she supports Trump’s stance on immigrants who come to the U.S illegally.
"He needs to send illegal [immigrants] out of the country. I came here legally," she told the Sun, "I'm Hispanic, Latina and I love me some Trump."
According to a NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Telemundo survey from Sept. 30, nearly three in four Latinos say they have a negative view of Trump.