NOVI, Mich. (AP) — Donald Trump says if the U.S. creates a path to citizenship for immigrants who don’t have permission to be here, “every one of those people will be voting Democrat.”

The billionaire real estate magnate and sometime presidential hopeful made the statement to reporters Tuesday night before an address to Oakland County Republicans in Novi.

Trump says his habit of blunt talking is one reason he gets so much attention.

He says people like to watch him and says he doesn’t know “if that’s a good thing or a bad thing.”

Trump is an outspoken critic of President Barack Obama who flirted with a presidential run in 2012, and he recently told The Associated Press his decision against running was a “mistake” because he “would have won.”

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