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Trump now promises 'quite a bit of softening' on immigration

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posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 10:48 AM
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Last night conservatives and Alt-Righters were giddy with excitement that Trump had gone back to his hardline immigration plan. Trump's immigration speech went back to his tough talk immigration plan...with his wall...deportation force...and demonizing immigrants and blaming them for all the woes of our country.

And then this morning...he says this:

www.politico.com...


Just hours after reviving his harsh rhetoric on immigration, Donald Trump on Thursday morning insisted that there is actually “quite a bit of softening” in how he’s approaching his signature campaign issue.


It's just too funny.

Prior to last week, Trump was going to round up all illegals with his deportation force, throw them over his 100 foot wall that Mexico paid for, and personally patrol the wall (yes, sarcasm).

Then last week, he "softened" during the Hannity town hall. Trying to convince the audience that maybe they shouldn't kick good hard working families out of the country that their only crime was coming here illegally. He got boo'd pretty bad and then spent a good 5-10 minutes to try to explain what he meant...and tried to poll the audience, which failed in his face.

Then he claims later on in the week, "there is no softening". All of his surrogates claim, "there is no change in his plan".

Yesterday, he goes to Mexico to meet with the Mexican President. In the press conference in Mexico, he praises Mexico and it's people. Praises the Mexican President and how good of a person he is. He denies they ever talked about who would pay for "the wall"...which was later debunked by the Mexican President who tweeted that the first thing he told Trump was "Mexico will not pay for that wall". But all in all, Trump looked sheepish in Mexico and couldn't say enough good things about Mexico and it's people.

Then he comes back to Arizona for his big Immigration speech, and it's like Jekyll and Hyde. He gets up on his podium, he screams, he yells, he demonizes immigrants, he parades out his "angel moms", he double downs on his deportation force, the wall, that Mexico will pay for it, and that all immigrants will be deported with no path to citizenship if they stay.

Head spinning yet?

And then this morning...he does an interview with Laura Ingram...and now he is back to his "softening" stance.



“You’re going to be asked this, so I might as well ask it,” Ingraham said to Trump during a radio interview. “The line last week [was] you were softening on immigration, then you come out with a very specific, very pro-enforcement plan last night. Where’s the softening?”

Passing on the chance to disavow the prior “softening” narrative, Trump insisted instead, "Oh, there’s softening. Look, we do it in a very humane way, and we’re going to see with the people that are in the country. Obviously I want to get the gang members out, the drug peddlers out, I want to get the drug dealers out. We’ve got a lot of people in this country that you can’t have, and those people we’ll get out."

"And then we’re going to make a decision at a later date once everything is stabilized," Trump continued. "I think you’re going to see there’s really quite a bit of softening."


What decision is he going to make at a later date? Is he going to make a decision that once the "criminal" immigrants are out...that maybe the non-criminal immigrants can stay?

Flip Flop Flip Flop Flip Flop

Seriously...how many more times is he going to go back and forth? Does he realize that everything he says is recorded and we can go back and reference his previous comments?

I find it hilarious.




posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 10:53 AM
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a reply to: kruphix

And didn't he at one time portray Mexico as the bad guys for "sending all their criminals over here"? Now he just loves Mexico!

Flip flop indeed.



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 10:57 AM
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Maybe he learned something in his meeting with the Mexican president?



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 10:58 AM
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a reply to: kaylaluv

It's all so very confusing.

Can you imagine a President like this. When he is home in the U.S. he will talk trash and insult foreign leaders and entire countries...then he will go over to that country and it will be a love fest...and come home and continue to say how horrible they are.

Jekyll and Hyde makes for a horrible President.



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 10:58 AM
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Nice, this should be good for at least 100,000 more votes for the Don.

They are starting to realize the Democrats are FOS, and they are being manipulated for votes.







posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 11:04 AM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

Maybe he learned he didn't know what the hell he was talking about before?



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 11:05 AM
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perfect example of politics. say what they wanna hear.



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 11:13 AM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
Maybe he learned something in his meeting with the Mexican president?


I think what Trump learned is he can't win if he continues his hard-line approach because he loses moderate voters.

And he can't win if he "softens" because he loses his Alt-Right voters.

So he is trying to play both sides...but he just looks inconsistent and like he is pandering...because he is.



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 11:14 AM
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People act like they never heard of a Campaign Platform or Campaign Promises before? They never do what they promise, they say stuff to garner votes. Used to anyway. Now its more nebulous.

Slogans like "Forward" and "Stronger Together" don't mean anything,

conveniently.



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 11:17 AM
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If we push aside the guilt trip and look at jobs available there are not enough.

Are you willing to give up your job? Your home?

Is it a good idea to flood the US with uneducated workers/voters at a point in time where the quality of life in the US is going down hill fast?

It's nice to help people, but I am not the stupid lady on the plane who died with her kid because she just HAD to put on her kids mask first

You have to take care of yourself before you can help others. OR go down with them.
Suicide by honor.

If we have a massive tax system overhaul and trade rules that would actually benifit us, we may be able to support them at some point.


edit on 9 by Mandroid7 because: addddddaded to



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 11:19 AM
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a reply to: kaylaluv

Before, now, and forever hereafter ..he is not able to command concisely and has no business being there..he has learned how to be a politician though.



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 11:22 AM
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a reply to: Mandroid7


Is it a good idea to flood the US with uneducated workers/voters at a point in time where the quality of life in the US is going down hill fast?

The problem isn't the immigrants , its the hiring practices of megacorp who hire them exclusively to pay cheaper wages, skate on taxes and unemployment insurance.

If mega corp didn't hire the illegal immigrant, they wouldn't be trying so desperately to get here. Like dying in the desert on their way to the land of glory, desperate.



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 11:23 AM
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Most immigrants from Mexico (and everywhere else) are good people looking for a better life. Where each of you live, do you see ILLEGAL immigrants as a problem for your local economy, or for increasing crime?

I never was comfortable with Donald Trump's idea of rounding up all immigrants who don't have proper papers, and shipping them back to their country of birth. Seems too harsh. I'm voting for Donald due to his promised economic, trade, and ObamaScare reforms. If mass deportations was part of the Donald Trump package, so be it. Now, I glad that it is isn't!
edit on 9/1/2016 by carewemust because: see above



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 11:24 AM
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I listened to his speech just now that he delivered at the American legion.

His immigration policy is exactly THE same.

I don't care what mainstream source will you give me to show me otherwise, I have my ears and my brain, and can process with ease what's mister Trump saying.

Start watching his speeches.



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 11:24 AM
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a reply to: kruphix

It shows that he has the ability to be challenged, stretch his perspective and inbthe end find a solution he feels works to the benefit of his country.

How is improving ones ideas based on exposure to further information a bad thing?

Id think you leftys would be all for said softening.



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 11:26 AM
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a reply to: Nikola014

Theyll pick him apart every chance they get, all while cheering for a fraudster and a criminal to gain the highest office.



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 11:26 AM
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a reply to: carewemust


If mass deportations was part of the Donald Trump package, so be it. Now, I glad that it is isn't!


What do you mean it isn't...he just said last night in his speech about creating his deportation force for mass deportations. At one point, he even said "maybe we don't even need a trial to deport them".

Here is the problem, you support Trump...and you don't even know what his plan is. How are "undecided" voters supposed to know?

This past 24 hours may be the last nail in the coffin for Trump.



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 11:29 AM
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a reply to: Nikola014

He made his "softening" comment this morning on Laura Ingram's radio show.

Do you know who Laura Ingram is??? She isn't an anti-Trump media person.

She is very PRO Trump.

And you perfectly display the problem Trump is having. You listen to his speeches, and you hear one thing. Others might not listen to his speech, but here him on the radio, and he says something else.

I'm sorry your candidate is flip flopping, but you shouldn't bury your head in the sand and deny it is happening.



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 11:31 AM
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originally posted by: BlueJacket
a reply to: kruphix

It shows that he has the ability to be challenged, stretch his perspective and inbthe end find a solution he feels works to the benefit of his country.

How is improving ones ideas based on exposure to further information a bad thing?

Id think you leftys would be all for said softening.


Yes, improving ideas base on information is great...but that isn't what Trump is doing.

He is saying one thing in Mexico, another thing at his rally, and another thing on a radio show this morning....all this within the past 24 hours.

Which one is his actual position?



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 11:33 AM
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George Orwell in the book 1984 called this duck speak.



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