August 26, 2016
Oh, they’re going back alright.
Some people have been worrying that Trump’s message was softening in some ways, as he’s heading towards the debates. And it’s true that his wording has been changing as the primaries get closer.
However, the core message (and core policy) remains the same.
Donald Trump continued to deny weekend reports that he is reconsidering his plans for mass deportation Monday, repeating that he’s intent on getting rid of the “bad people” in this country.
In a prerecorded interview with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly airing Monday night, the Republican nominee again refuted a report by BuzzFeed that he was open to legalization for undocumented immigrants, dismissing it as “false.” The report came on the heels of newly minted campaign manager Kellyanne Conway giving an interview Sunday morning in which she characterized Trump’s plan to deploy a deportation force as “to be determined.”
This Kellyanne woman, while she may be distasteful to us, was likely brought on board to appeal to women. Ultimately, none of Trump’s positions matter if he doesn’t get elected. And to be elected, he does need to get the white women on board. So having this lady reassure the women that it’s “safe” to vote for the Glorious Leader could be a big help.
The Trump campaign found itself on the defensive Monday, with the nominee flatly denying that he was “flip-flopping” on the issue in an earlier interview with Fox News.
Speaking to O’Reilly, Trump insisted that his calls for mass deportation could in fact be carried out under existing U.S. law, comparing his plans to that of Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush. Trump added that if laws are executed properly, immigrants that “go around killing people and hurting people” are “gonna be out of this country so fast your head will spin.”
I can’t wait!
“We’re going to obey the existing laws. Now, the existing laws are very strong. The existing laws, the first thing we’re gonna do, if and when I win, is we’re gonna get rid of all of the bad ones. We’ve got gang members, we have killers, we have a lot of bad people that have to get out of this country,” he said. “What people don’t know is that Obama got tremendous numbers of people out of the country, Bush the same thing. … Lots of people were brought out of the country with the existing laws. Well I’m gonna do the same thing.”
Of course, part of the problem is that America’s laws aren’t even enforced. You could probably justify getting rid of most of the Mexicans living in the USA by referring back to existing laws. This would be a lot simpler than trying to force through new legislation.
You might even be able to reverse previous amnesty bills, if you can demonstrate that those were in fact invalid because of some technicality.
You just try crossing that wall, beaners!
But of course, ultimately, our problem isn’t limited to the illegal immigrants. The ones we legally allowed here are also highly problematic. But there are legal ways of dealing with them as well. In fact, if we just restored freedom of association (thus eliminating affirmative action programs) and dismantled welfare programs, most of these brown people would leave, having no way to support themselves.
But that’s for later. Deporting the worst of the illegals is a good first baby step.