Just another reminder, gentle reader, that Donald Trump''s success in the GOP right now stems from his honesty over the GOP's brutal positions.
Donald Trump would reverse President Obama's executive orders on immigration and deport all undocumented immigrants from the U.S. as president, he said in an exclusive interview with NBC's Chuck Todd.
"We're going to keep the families together, but they have to go," he said in the interview, which will air in full on NBC's "Meet the Press" this Sunday.
Pressed on what he'd do if the immigrants in question had nowhere to return to, Trump reiterated: "They have to go."
"We will work with them. They have to go. Chuck, we either have a country, or we don't have a country," he said.
Speaking on Trump's gilded private plane as it idled on a runway in Des Moines, Iowa, the real-estate mogul and Republican presidential frontrunner offered the first outlines of the immigration policy proposals he'd implement from the Oval Office.
Trump said, to begin, "we have to" rescind Obama's executive order offering those brought to the U.S. illegally as children — known as DREAMers — protection from deportation, as well as Obama's unilateral move to delay deportation for their families as well.
"We have to make a whole new set of standards" for those immigrating to the US.
He doesn't sugarcoat anything. Trump's position is "round them up and ship them out." This is what the Perpetual Outrage Machine demands. And right now the only two things standing between the Trump GOP and total domination of the country are Barack Obama and Ruth Bader Ginsburg's workout routine.
But the people telling you there's no difference between the parties and that your vote is meaningless? They're why Trump is loose in the china shop wrecking everything. Nationalism and protectionism certainly isn't new in American politics (especially during periods of economic downturns) but the people that say to themselves "Hey you know he has a couple of points" are the problem here.