"What Trump is doing is political suicide"

But at the same time, the mega-rich developer has drawn anger and scorn from Hispanics, the fastest-growing US minority group, numbering 54 million, and 10 percent of voters.

Unsurprisingly, Trump is the least popular Republican candidate among Hispanics, a Gallup poll released this week found.

“This is personal,” said Jorge Ramos, a Mexican immigrant and star news anchor on the top US Spanish language network, Univision…

In 2016, to win the White House, Republicans will have to draw 47 percent of the total Latino vote — double what Romney won and more than the 44 percent that helped George W. Bush win in 2004, according to pollsters Latino Decisions.

“The Latino vote is essential in getting the next president elected,” Zamorano said.