Demonstrators face off with Trump supporters in east Houston

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Trump supporters hold rally and others protest in Houston, Steven Romo reports. (KTRK)

Obscene comments from the Republican presidential nominee brought out demonstrators to Houston's east end Saturday. Supporters said they can look past the remarks while counter-protesters said he's unfit for the White House.

People carrying "Latinos for Trump" signs faced off with many anti-Trump Latinos. Each group yelled in both English and Spanish in one of Houston's oldest Hispanic neighborhoods.

Trump supporter Sylvia Castillo said she was saddened to hear the obscene comments from Donald Trump a decade ago, revealed this week by the Washington Post. However, she said she can forgive the remarks.

"He's not running for father of the year. He's not up for clergy as a priest or as a deacon. He's running for president of the United States," she said.

Mario Salinas showed up to protest against Trump. He said the comments reveal the candidate's character -- someone he could never support.

"If you're anybody that claims to be of the Christian faith, how can you support a man that speak and acts that way?"

Cora Rodriguez was also offended by the comments.

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"(Trump) brainwashed them to believe everything is OK no matter what," Rodriguez said.

She said supporters seem ready to forgive anything he does.

For Castillo, the election is about the issues, not personalities. She said Trump's plan to build a border wall and his stance on abortion rights mean he has her support despite the vulgar comments.

"He's obviously doing and saying something right to have thousands and thousands of people come out and support him," Castillo said.

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