Yesterday was a very busy and, frankly, dangerous day for Donald Trump. But being the high stakes “risk taker” that he is, The Donald calculated the risk/reward and walked casually into Mexico, where he is easily the most hated man in the country, without a close second.
Shortly after his joint speech with Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto, Trump flew to Phoenix and delivered his much anticipated immigration policy speech, reinforcing his original position that a great border wall will be built and Mexico will pay for it, silencing the latest Trump-hater mantra that he is softening his stance on illegal immigration. NO, he isn’t!
In the first video, below, The Donald declared before a roaring crowd, “We will build a great wall along the southern border (long pause for applause)…. and Mexico will pay for the wall…. 100 percent. They don’t know it yet, but they’re going to pay for the wall.”
“On Day One,” Trump added, “we will begin working on an impenetrable, physical, tall, powerful, beautiful southern border wall.”
Reaction to Trump’s speech was so positive the donation page of the Trump for President website crashed from traffic overload.
— Byron (@ByronSwartz1) September 1, 2016
Donald Trump’s full speech, below, in Phoenix, August 31, 2016….
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is reaffirming that people in the U.S. illegally cannot receive legal status, despite recently suggesting he might be softening his stance on immigration.
Trump is telling thousands of supporters in Phoenix that “you cannot obtain legal status by entering the country illegally.”
His immigration plan will not offer a path to legal status or citizenship: “There will be no amnesty.” Those here illegally have “one route and one route only: To return home and apply for reentry like anybody else.”
Trump is summing up a nearly hour-long talk without effectively changing his overall position, the crux of his campaign for more than a year. He says that the United States welcomes immigrants but that “they have to come into our country legally and properly vetted and in a manner that serves the national interest.”