It will likely be the most highly viewed debate in the history of the world — and here’s why it could be the most consequential.
“You begin to take all kinds of ways of changing people’s perception: who the Other is. And as soon as you can lower the Other—which, you know, Trump has done wonderfully. He’s used the word rapist. That’s a horrible word. Murderer . . . One group has been lowered; a different group has been raised. And the difference is that the one group can tell the other group to leave. Put on buses and taken away.”
Trump’s nasty rhetoric should not hide the reality that he’s taken no fixed stand on whether millions of otherwise law-abiding undocumented immigrants should be allowed to stay in the country. Some days, it’s deportation. Some days not.
CNN political commentator and former Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski falsely claimed the Republican presidential nominee has never used undocumented workers.
In a new twist to his immigration proposals, U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump held out the possibility of legal status for millions of illegal immigrants, but only after many other border enforcement steps are taken.
Trump can still win, of course. But his prospects are especially bleak if you believe, as the latest YouGov/CBS News poll tells us, that Clinton is leading in both Pennsylvania and North Carolina. Romney won North Carolina and Trump is this far outperforming the GOP nominee only in Iowa.
Critics were right Wednesday in blasting CNN commentators for describing Republican Donald Trump as presidential. He had given remarks beside Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. As the Washington Posts’s Greg Sargent predicted, he didn’t vomit. He didn’t urinate. So … he’s presidential!
If ever a candidate deserved “extreme vetting,” it’s Donald Trump. There are few policy proposals I can think of that are more un-American — a term that any defender of civil liberties must use advisedly — than the ones he made this week in a speech in Phoenix on immigration.
At Donald Trump’s immigration-themed rally Wednesday night, the Republican nominee said that in a Trump administration, he administration would move to “block funding for sanctuary cities… We will end the sanctuary cities that have resulted in so many needless deaths.” So what is a sanctuary city, and are sanctuary cities less safe because of how they treat undocumented immigrants?
According to Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine, Donald Trump harms police officers with his denouncement of sanctuary cities as a tenet of his immigration platform. Kaine, based on his own experience as mayor of Richmond and governor of Virginia, said Trump is “basically […] going after police chiefs.”
“It’s so disappointing because we feel we took a chance, a very risky chance,” Aguilar said to Politico. “We decided to make a big U-turn to see if we could make him change. We thought we were moving in the right direction … we’re disappointed. We feel misled.”
The charge against Donald Trump’s immigration so-called proposals is that they’re nonsensical word salad meant to appeal to white people. Corey Lewandowski inadvertently lent credence to that story last night.
Donald Trump’s August 31 immigration speech was an angry, hateful rant that sought to fearmonger over the purported dangers immigrants pose to the United States. Trump’s white nationalist media supporters loved it.
In his speech, Trump emphasized that his priority would be to deport those among the undocumented population who have committed serious crimes. “As with any law enforcement activity, we will set priorities,” Trump said. “Anyone who has entered the United States illegally is subject to deportation. That is what it means to have a country.”
“You’re coming to take your picture with the very people you’ve offended,” Miguel Barbosa, of the leftist opposition Democratic Revolution Party, told Trump on Twitter. “Get out!”
“We did discuss the wall, we didn’t discuss payment of the wall, that will be at a later date, this was a very preliminary meeting, it was an excellent meeting,” Trump said.
In his town hall with Hannity, Trump specified “killers” and “the bad ones, the gang members,” would be kicked out immediately. Trump has since referenced “criminal illegal immigrants” several times. What is a “crime” for an undocumented immigrant? The word can mean anything, and that’s why Trump loves it so much.
For all Donald Trump’s tough talk on immigration, a Mother Jones report published Tuesday reveals the Republican candidate’s modeling agency, Trump Model Management, hired foreign models in the mid-2000s without acquiring the proper documentation.
Despite significant waffling back and forth on his immigration plan (or lack thereof), Trump’s team says he’s been “remarkably consistent” about his call to end illegal immigration and the necessity of a physical border wall.
During an appearance on ABC’s This Week Sunday, Republican strategist and ardent Donald Trump critic Ana Navarro reminded viewers of just how ridiculous Trump’s so-called “pivots” on issues of race and immigration sound to non-white voters.
Christie defended Trump’s statements on immigration and deportation, insisting that the Republican presidential nominee has been consistent in his messaging despite rhetoric that suggests a waffling on his hardline stance.
Was last week a true turning point for Trump? Did it signal a transformation from the man-baby who won the Republican primaries to someone with the temperament to be president? In the word of the moment, is this the “pivot” that Clinton’s supporters have most feared?