"I don't want to hurt the immigrants all over the world, and there are many casinos I can play that aren't owned by Mr. Trump" said Iglesias.
Iglesias told Mexican press, "I’ve met Trump three or four times because I’ve played his places. I think his brain and his heart are not connected right now. It’s not correct, his position."
He also went on to call the billionaire "a clown" — then apologized to clowns for potentially insulting them.
The Latino artist also stated that his commentary on Trump was in no means of self promotion. "I’m 72 years old and I’m maybe the biggest Latino artist in history. If you think that I need that now, that’s wrong. At my age, it’s too late to embrace situations just to gain something", he said.
Iglesias hopes his album will teach Trump that Mexico is not a place full of "undesirables" but instead a beautiful country of historic culture.