GOP presidential hopeful and celebrity mogul Donald Trump dismissed the latest news that ESPN was moving a celebrity tournament from one of his golf courses as he continues to defends his controversial remarks on Mexico and immigrants, reports TODAY's Peter Alexander.

Trump stated recently that the recent shooting death of a California 32-year-old woman by a Mexican national who had been deported back to Mexico several times is an example of "merely one of thousands of similar incidents throughout the United States," adding that "infectious disease is pouring across the border."

In the meantime, a Washington Post report interviewed about 15 laborers in one of Trump's latest projects - a $200 million hotel renovation in downtown Washington - and many of the workers said they had crossed the U.S-Mexico border illegally before they eventually settled in the region. Several of the men, mainly from Central American, said they had earned citizenship through programs for those fleeing civil wars or natural disasters, though some said they remain in the country illegally.

A Trump spokesperson said in a statement, “Our contractors are required to have prospective employees produce documentation that establishes identity and employment eligibility in compliance with immigration law.”