The Trump campaign wants you to know the rumors indicating that Donald Trump said something sensible on immigration are completely false.
Donald Trump on Monday insisted his immigration policy is not changing, as the Republican nominee embarks on a week intended to explain and expand upon his proposals, which up until this point have focused on the construction of a wall between the United States and Mexico and the mass deportation of undocumented immigrants.
Over the weekend, Buzzfeed reported that Trump told a group of Hispanic leaders that he would consider something less than a total round-’em-up, kick-’em-out approach.
“He said people who are here is the toughest part of the immigration debate, that it must be something that respects border security but deals with this in a humane and efficient manner,” said Jacob Monty, a Houston-based immigration lawyer who sat in Trump Tower with other Latino supporters and Trump.
But the whole idea that Trump might call for something less than the completely infeasible plan to deport every single undocumented immigrant in America set off a firestorm on the right and earned an immediate denial of reasonableness from Trump. With the best statement of non-flip-floppery undoubtedly coming from Eric Trump.
"You were born in this country. You were born here legally. You’re here legally. I mean, wages have been stagnant for the last 15 years and it's because you have, you know, Syrian refugees coming in," Eric Trump continued.
All America’s best jobs are being taken by bloodied Syrian children. They’re coming across the border on top of trains. It’s a Trumpfact.
When did Eric get back, anyway? Was he wearing a new panda-skin coat?