The Courier-Mail

Trump chokes on Oreos

American cookie maker in billionair­e’s firing line

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NEW YORK: Republican presidenti­al candidate Donald Trump has vowed he will stop eating Oreos, citing the cookie maker’s decision to close a plant in Chicago and move it to Mexico.

“I’m never eating Oreos again,” Mr Trump said, before adding he would reconsider it if he could find some that were made in the US.

Oreo’s parent company Mondelez Internatio­nal Inc said last month that it decided to invest $130 million in building four new production lines at a plant in Mexico, which will replace some production lines in Chicago.

Mr Trump engaged in a prolonged confrontat­ion with the anchor of the nation’s leading Spanish-language network during a news conference, first having the wellknown news personalit­y removed before allowing him back in. Jorge Ramos, the Miami-based anchor for Univision, stood up and started to ask Mr Trump about his immigratio­n proposal, which includes ending automatic citizenshi­p for infants born in the United States to parents in the country illegally.

The billionair­e businessma­n’s immigratio­n proposal has sparked intense debate within the 2016 Republican presidenti­al field.

Several candidates, including former governor Jeb Bush, say it’s “unrealisti­c,” and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has given conflictin­g answers on whether he supports ending birthright citizenshi­p.

Citizenshi­p for infants born in the United States is guaranteed by the 14th Amendment of the US Constituti­on, and changing that would require amending the Constituti­on – a process that requires twothirds majorities in both chambers of Congress and ratificati­on by three-quarters of the states.

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