As Reported by Top Right News: Pundits assured everyone that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s poll numbers would collapse months ago, after he unleashed his “extreme” immigration plans.
It didn’t happen. In fact, his support doubled.
Then they thought he would never dare get specific about how he would deport illegals, for fear of alienating the “Hispanic vote.”
They were wrong again. Last night, at the Fox Business Debate. Trump admiringly talked up the deportation success of President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s “Operation Wetback” — in which “Ike” threw out more than 1.5 million (mainly Mexican) illegals in just 6 months time.
Pundits were stunned and horrified and thought for sure this would wreck Trump’s momentum. But those comments ended up receiving his highest score on Frank Luntz’ audience meter.
Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Trump went further, saying to remove the tens of millions of illegal aliens living in the Untied States, he would have a “deportation force.”
Trump said, “You’re going to have a deportation force. And your going to do it humanely. And you’re going to bring the country —frankly, you have excellent, wonderful people. fantastic people who have been here for a period of time. Don’t forget you have millions of people that are waiting on a line to come into this country and come in legally. I always say the wall. We’re going to build the wall and it’s going to be a real deal. There’s going to be a real wall. There’s going to be a picture of magazines where they’re taking drugs over the wall and built a ramp and the truck is going up and down. The wall is like a highway. It’s not going to happen. It’s going to be a Trump wall. It going to be a real wall. It’s going to stop people and it’s going to be good.”
He continued, “There’s going to be a big beautiful nice door. People are going to come in and they are come in legally. We have no choice. otherwise, we don’t have a country. We don’t know how many people. We don’t know if it’s 8 million, 20 million. We have no idea how many people are in our country and then you see what happened with Kate in San Francisco. You see what happens with all of the things going on. All of the tremendous crime going on. It cost us 200 billion a year for illegal immigration right now, maybe 250, maybe 300. They don’t know. We are going to stop it.”
Trump’s adviser Michael Cohen later said the “force” would consist of the 20,000 agents of the Border Patrol, and noted that Eisenhower deported 1.5 million illegal aliens with just 750 agents.
What do you think about Trump’s comments?