By Pat Loeb
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Mayor Michael Nutter had some choice words for Republican presidential candidate and reality TV star Donald Trump this week.READ MORE: Caught On Camera: 62-Year-Old Man Violently Carjacked By Group Of Teenagers In Olney
They mayor says Trump was a frequent topic of conversation during Nutter’s three-day trade trip to Mexico and, the mayor didn’t hold back from weighing in.
“Vicious, it’s negative, it’s vile and just kind of violates general human decency.”
But what does Mayor Nutter really think about Trump’s comments on Mexican immigrants? He didn’t leave much doubt when asked about it on his return.READ MORE: City Councilmember Katherine Gilmore Richardson's Minor Curfew Law In Effect Until End Of September
He says he was just as outspoken while in Mexico, where citizens and officials were up in arms over the candidate’s assertion that immigrants bring drugs and crime, and are rapists.
“Sometimes people go to the base level of whatever is in the darkest corner of their minds.”
At the same time, Nutter doesn’t think anyone should take Trump’s remarks too seriously.
“He seems to be a person who needs a significant amount of public attention and will pretty much do anything. It may just be about a new TV show or to generate more money which is primarily what he’s all about.”MORE NEWS: Police Asking For Public's Help In Obtaining Cellphone Video Of July 4 Parkway Shooting That Injured 2 Officers
Don’t get him started on the hair.