Ivana Trump: We need immigrants to clean for us

Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump warns Iran's Rouhani: Threaten us 'and you will suffer' Pompeo: Iran's leaders resemble the mafia NYT's Haberman: Trump 'often tells the truth' MORE’s ex-wife defended the Republican presidential front-runner’s immigration policies in an interview published in Sunday's New York Post

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Ivana Trump said the first step for America to regain respect is adopting the billionaire’s immigration policies. 

“And I’m an immigrant,” said Ivana, who was born in the Czech Republic. 

“As long as you come here legally and get a proper job … we need immigrants. Who’s going to vacuum our living rooms and clean up after us? Americans don’t like to do that,” she added. 

The Republican presidential front-runner's first wife insisted she has “nothing against Mexicans.” 

“But if they [come] here — like this 19-year-old, she’s pregnant, she crossed over a wall that’s this high. She gives birth in American hospital, which is for free. The child becomes American automatically,” she said. “She brings the whole family, she doesn’t pay the taxes, she doesn’t have a job, she gets housing, she gets the food stamps. Who’s paying? You and me.” 

Donald Trump has promised throughout his presidential campaign to build a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border and make Mexico pay for it. 

When he announced his candidacy in June, he infamously referred to undocumented immigrants from Mexico as “rapists,” drawing strong backlash.