U.S. Vice President Joe Biden apologizes to Mexico for damaging comments made by some Republican presidential candidates. Julie Noce reports.
Vice President Joe Biden is doing some damage control on his trip to Mexico. He's leading the U.S.-Mexico High Level Economic Dialogue delegation and apologized for statements made by Republican presidential candidates. (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. VICE PRESIDENT, JOE BIDEN, SAYING: "They do not represent the view of the vast majority of the American people." Biden didn't mention Donald Trump by name but was clearly referring to some of Trump's controversial remarks. The property mogul has labeled some Mexican migrants rapists and drug runners and has vowed to build a wall along the border to prevent illegal immigration. (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. VICE PRESIDENT, JOE BIDEN, SAYING: "...I feel almost obliged to apologize for some of what my political colleagues have said. I just want you to know, Mr President, that the most heated of the rhetoric you've heard from some of the competitors for the nomination for president is not who we are as the American people." Trump has vowed to deport the 11 million migrants living illegally in the United States, a position shared by his younger Republican rival, Texas Senator Ted Cruz. A group of demonstrators marched and held signs outside the venue of the latest GOP debate in Texas to protest Trump's stance on immigration.