It may appear to the casual observer that Donald Trump’s immigration policy has descended from evil-but-consistent to plain indefinable nonsense. But according to the Associated Press this is not Donald Trump’s fault.
Trump immigration waffle reflects voter confusion on issue
… "The electorate is conflicted and that's a fundamental problem," said Whit Ayres, a Republican pollster. "This is such an emotional issue that reason and facts have very little to do with how people stand."
It can be confusing. Just as AP headlines often have nothing to do with facts presented in an article.
"To take a person who's been here 15 or 20 years and throw them and their family out, it's so tough," Trump told a Fox News town hall, quoting what some "really strong" supporters had said to him. He even polled the audience on whether to allow some people in the country illegally to stay, a key part of President Barack Obama and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's agendas.
Taking a poll to determine what he should do. Why that’s the kind of strong
leadership followship that Americans look for in a president. Excuse me, Mr. Prime Minister, we may be at war, but first I must conduct a poll to see if it would be popular. Hold those missiles, would you?
… a Pew survey last year found 50 percent of Americans believe immigrants make the economy worse compared to 28 percent who believe they make it better. (The survey did find majorities think immigrants improve food and music.)
So Donald Trump will recommend deporting all immigrants. Except those who make his taco bowl and serenade him while he eats it. Isn’t that where we started?