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August 23, 2016

Trump Pivoting to Eff Over His Voting Base on Deportation?

He seems to be preparing everyone for that blow -- or at least letting this out as a trial balloon, to gauge the intensity of the blowback.

I only say that he "seems" to be saying this because Trump frequently seems to not know what he's talking about, or realize he's directly contradicting things he's said before.

For any normal politician, I'd say he's definitely repudiating his long-standing promises.

For Trump, who knows.

Every day is a new reinvention.

Trump's immigration plan: Deport 'bad ones,' treat 'the rest' like Obama does

Jenna Johnson
The Washington Post

After spending a few days reflecting on his immigration stances and consulting with Hispanic supporters, Donald Trump on Monday detailed how he would deal with the millions of immigrants illegally living in the United States: Enforce laws that are already on the books and continue to do what President Obama is doing, although "perhaps with a lot more energy."

This strategy marks a sudden change for the Republican nominee, who has presented himself as a politically incorrect outsider who is not afraid to take extreme measures to combat illegal immigration, such as deporting 11 million people or constructing a massive wall along the southern border. For more than a year, Trump insisted that all illegal immigrants "have got to go" and that he would create a "deportation force" to carry out the task.

Trump struck a starkly different tone during an interview with Bill O'Reilly of Fox News that aired on Monday night. Trump said he would separate the country's undocumented immigrants into two groups: The "bad ones" who would be kicked out of the country as soon as he takes office and "everybody else" who would go through the same process that the Obama Administration is currently using.

"The first thing we're going to do if and when I win is we're going to get rid of all of the bad ones," Trump said. "We've got gang members, we have killers, we have a lot of bad people that have to get out of this country. We're going to get them out, and the police know who they are. They're known by law enforcement who they are. We don't do anything. They go around killing people and hurting people and they're going to be out of this country so fast your head will spin. We have existing laws that allow you to do that."

AllahPundit asks if there's any difference between Trump, the GOP establishment, and Marco Rubio on immigration anymore except for the unlikely promise of The Wall.

Warning: I have seen these threads devolve too many times. Accept this not so friendly warning: Use of emotionally charged, bullying tactics to get people to shut up and silently accept your narrative will be responded to by a banning.

You can disagree with each other all you like. Shouting at each other to shut people up is not disagreement and won't be tolerated.


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