Barack Obama campaigns for Clinton at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 09:29 GMT, Sep 16, 2016 |

U.S. President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton criticized what they called Donald Trump’s divisive rhetoric, on Thursday (September 15) and asked voters to send a clear message on election day this November 8.

Obama told the audience at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute on Thursday (September 15) hispanic immigrants are not criminals and rapists as Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has said.

“It’s possible to insist on a lawful and orderly system while still seeing students and their hardworking parents not as criminals, not as rapists but as families who came here for the same reasons that all immigrants came here to work and to learn and to build a better life” Obama said.

Polls show a large majority of Hispanic voters oppose Trump who promises to deport the 11 million immigrants who live in the United States illegally if he is elected president.

Clinton asked the Hispanic Caucus voters to send a clear message to Trump on election day.

“We need to stand up and repudiate this divisive rhetoric. We need to stop him conclusively in November in an election that sends a message that even he can hear. We need to set the kind of example we want, for ourselves and our children and our grandchildren” Clinton said.