With Donald Trump still leading the Republican race, Martin O'Malley followed the lead of many Republican candidates and criticized the business magnate with hopes of gaining more attention for his own campaign.
The former Maryland governor spoke in front of the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas Wednesday with hotel workers who are trying to unionize, and he lambasted the Republican front-runner on labor and his comments on immigration, saying they were two things Trump didn't understand.
"If we want our economy to grow, we need to treat our workers with dignity and respect, pay them better, and respect their right to organize," O'Malley said. "In every generation, new American immigrants have made our economy stronger and made our economy better."
O'Malley also used the opportunity to praise the workers trying to organize.
"Donald Trump as a presidential candidate—I want to say that all of these workers here have a lot more guts than the candidates running for president of the Republican nomination," he said. "Because they have the courage to stand up to the hate, to the division, to the sort of rhetoric that actually makes it harder for us to make our economy grow and work well for all Americans."