Wow, not a great way to pick up votes from that crucial once reliably Republican Cuban-American voting bloc in Florida. Thompson apparently told a South Carolina audience in June in reference to immigration from Cuba

"I don't imagine they're coming here to bring
greetings from Castro. We're living in the era of the suitcase bomb."

Thompson claims he was referring to Cuban spies, not immigrants. Now he's railing against the Hilary Clinton campaign saying that they have fanned the flames of the gaffe for political gain.