As Miss USA Pageant Debuts Swimsuit Competition, Republicans Reportedly Tell Trump: 'Tone Down Rhetoric on Immigration'

The show must go on. The Miss USA pageant got underway in Baton Rouge Wednesday night with the preliminary competition, despite all the controversy over owner Donald Trump's incendiary remarks about Mexican immigrants.

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"They're bringing crime, they're rapists, and some, I assume, are good people," said Trump.